PICK-UPS & SALES
BET is in business with executive producer/writer Mara Brock Akil. She has been tapped to develop SINGLE BLACK FEMALE, an hourlong pilot that centers in a black woman who hosts a popular talk show, all the while she attempts to find the balance between her personal and professional life. Salim Akil will also executive produce on the series.
Francis Lawrence is set to helm Michael Green’s latest project, ABC drama pilot GOTHAM, about a female cop who, after pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case, discovers a magical world that exists within New York City.
Craig Gillespie is on board to direct and executive produce the CBS pilot TROOPER, an Aron Eli Coleite-written, Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama about a common-sense mother-turned-New York state trooper.
Mark Piznarski is set to direct the CW pilot THE SELLECTION, the Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain-written adaptation of the forthcoming series of books by Kiera Cass set 300 years in the future, which centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads.