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“Threat Matrix” exec producer Michael Edelstein has sealed an overall deal with Touchstone TV to continue on the show and eventually develop projects.
Under the two-year deal — which commenced late last month — he’ll spend this season working full time on “Threat Matrix,” which Touchstone and Industry Entertainment produce for ABC.
Edelstein segues from Industry, where he had served since 2001 as an exec producer for the management company’s TV shingle, under division topper Emile Levisetti.
“It became very clear that I was needed full time on ‘Threat Matrix,’ and fortunately, it all worked out,” Edelstein said.
Beyond this year, Edelstein will oversee new projects for Touchstone as a nonwriting producer, developing both comedies and dramas at the Edelstein Co.
“I continue to want to work on shows that are engaging and topical,” he said. “The thing I like about ‘Threat Matrix’ is it deals with issues facing us as human beings today. Next year I want to develop shows that look honestly at our world.”
While at Industry, Edelstein also handled longform development and served as an exec producer on the pilot for ABC comedy “Hope & Faith,” which Industry also created with Touchstone.
Now that he’s no longer at Industry, however, Edelstein won’t be a part of “Hope & Faith” moving forward.
“My life is about ‘Threat Matrix,’ ” he said.
Daniel Voll created and exec produces “Threat Matrix.” Besides Edelstein, other exec producers include Jim Parriott, Keith Addis and Levisetti.
Prior to Industry, Edelstein spent over three years at CBS, where he helped develop “CSI.”