A&E has secured remake rights to the Danish crime series THOSE WHO KILL and has ordered a pilot, with Imagine Television and Fox 21 producing. The original series revolves around a police detective and a forensic profiler who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. Glen Morgan wrote the script, with Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Peter Bose, Jonas Allen and Morgan to executive produce.
AMC is back in the drug drama business with GRASS VALLEY. The network, which is also home to the critically acclaimed series “Breaking Bad”, will partner with One-Two Punch Productions and Sony Pictures Television on the new project. “Sons of Anarchy” thesp Taylor Sheridan will pen the script and executive produce alongside Deb Spera and Maria Grasso. The project is the story of two brothers whose lives and livelihoods are inextricably tied to the marijuana boomtown of Ukiah, California. When the DEA launches an assault on California’s medical marijuana industry they begin at ground zero, Grass Valley.
If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. Well, kind of. The most watched network in America, CBS is starting early for next season and has tapped “How I Met Your Mother” producer Rob Greenberg for the new comedy pilot EX-MEN. If picked up, the single-camera comedy will join the multi-camera heavy-hitters “The Big Bang Theory” and the aforementioned “How I Met Your Mother.” The pilot will revolve around a young guy who finds camaraderie living among the more experienced guys he meets in a short-term rental complex, comes from the minds of Kim and Eric Tannenbaum.
Stephen Gaghan has signed a two-year deal with Fox 21. Under the new pact, he will focus on cable-specific projects, while supervising current writers and also penning fresh material. Although Gaghan made a name for himself on the big screen, winning an Oscar for his work on “Traffic,” the new deal is an effort by Gaghan to make television a primary focus.