Dick Wolf is working on a legal drama titled INJUSTICE, a project from Universal TV and Wolf Films. The series follows a passionate crimina defense attorney who tries to balance his personal life with his moral dilemma of defending criminals from persecution. The project is based on the British series of the same name and will have David Hudgins writing. Hudgins will also exec produce with Wolf, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski. The producers of the original series, Anthony Horowitz and Jill Green, will produce for NBC. Wolf is repped by WME and Hudgins is repped by UTA.
Holiday Road, Jimmy Fallon’s Universal TV-based company, has sold three new projects, two to NBC and one to Fox. Fallon and Amy Ozols will serve as executive producers on all three projects. The first at NBC, a single camera comedy titled SLAMMED, is a workplace comedy revolving around the world of professional wrestling. Jon Rineman, who is repped by APA, will write the script. The second, an UNTITLED HIPSTER PROJECT, will be written by Josh Lieb and Nick Thune. Lieb will executive produce with Thune co-producing and possibly starring. The project centers on an anthropology student who lives amongst and studies hipsters. Both Lieb and Thune are repped by WME. The third project, an hour-long drama titled BAD SEEDS, was created by Fallon, Ozols, Dan Berk and Robert Olsen with the latter two taking on writing duties. The project follows a group of vigilante teens who punish the bullies in their school. Fallon is repped by CAA and Berk is repped by WME.
Kate Robin and Jake Kasdan have secured a script commitment with penalty at ABC for a family soap centering around a New York City woman who mysteriously disappears and how her friends and family cope with the confusion and tragedy. The duo will write and executive produce the project which is set up at 20th Century Fox TV. Melvin Mar will serve as a producer. Robin is repped by UTA and Kasdan by WME.
Kyle Killen will serve as a writer and executive producer for INFLUENCE, a drama he sold to ABC. The project centers on two brothers, one a bipolar genius and the other an ex-convict, who run an agency that uses the science behind human motivation and manipulation to solve their clients problems and also manipulate each other. Killen is repped by WME.
FX has begun development on DOWNTON DRAGONS, a project written and executive produced by S. Craig Zahler. Set in New York’s Chinatown, the series follows gangsters who must rely on martial arts to fight each other when all weapons are banned following a vicious shootout. Zahler is repped by Caliber Media Co..
Tribeca Productions has sold THE GOOD SHEPHARD, a series based on the 2006 film of the same name, to CBS. Robert Deniro and Jane Rosenthal will exec produce the project with Eric Roth, who wrote the film and will write the series. The project follows the family of a CIA man. Deniro and Roth are both repped by CAA.
Kevin Biegel, co-creator of “Cougar Town” has sold an untitled single camera sibling comedy to Fox with penalty. The project follows three brothers working on a small army base in Florida. Biegel will write and exec produce. He is repped by UTA.
Ryan Reynolds and Allan Loeb will serve as executive producers for ALL IN, a gambling comedy revolving around a compulsive gambler whose family helps him get back into the gambling game as long as he is not exchanging money. Jonathon Komack Martin and Steven Pearl will also exec produce and Loeb will take writing duties. Both Reynolds and Loeb are repped by CAA.
FX has closed a deal for a comedy from Kurt Sutter titled Diva. Clown. Killer. The “Sons Of Anarchy” creator will executive produce with Belle Zwerdling and wife Katey Sagal, who may star in the project. The project would center on a former rocker diva whose dysfunctional son is a party clown and an assassin. Sutter is repped by ICM.
Cee Lo Green is set to star in and executive produce a comedy project for NBC about a singer trying to balance his personal and professional lives. Happy Madison and Sony TV will produce with Ali Leroi set to write. Green is repped by CAA and Leroi is repped by WME.
Starz has picked up the ten-episode series THE WHITE QUEEN. Based on Philippa Gregory’s “The Cousins War” series of books, the drama revolves around English Civil War in 1464 over who is the country’s rightful king. Two opposing houses- Lancaster and York, fight in what becomes known as The War Of The Roses. Company Pictures will produce the project and Colin Callender will serve as an executive producer. The series is shooting for a 2013 premiere.
Geoff Stults has signed a talent deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Under the deal, Stults will develop a comedy for himself to star in and write with writing partner Dave Whatley. If the project does not get ordered to pilot, Stults can get attached to a different project. He is repped by UTA.
Cristela Alonzo has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV and 21 Laps to develop a multi-camera untitled comedy based on her experiences working as a stand-up comic. Alonzo will executive produce and write, with a search under way for another writer to join her. Alonzo is repped by WME.
Jenny Bicks has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV under which she will executive produce a comedy. Bicks is repped by UTA.