Fox has bought a script titled “Metropolitan,” about three sets of detectives working in Washington, D.C.
From Doug Liman’s Hypnotic shingle, show is being produced by Universal Cable Prods. Liman, who has a deal at the studio, also produces UCP’s upcoming half-hour laffer “I Just Want My Pants Back” for MTV.
Project reunites Fox with Tracey, who wrote the pilot “Pleading Guilty” for the net; directed by Jon Avnet and starred Jason Isaacs, it never got picked up to series.
Maira Suro, senior VP of development and current programming for UCP, is overseeing “Metropolitan.”
Tracey is repped by CAA and Madhouse Entertainment.