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TNT buys ‘Wasteland’ script from Davis

Project involves U.S. marshal chasing supernatural escapees

TNT has bought a script from Mick Davis and is in development on his action-adventure drama “Wasteland.”

From FremantleMedia North America and Landscape Entertainment, show will be set in the American Southwest. Logline involves a U.S. marshal who is charged with hunting down the supernatural escapees on the run following a federal prison break.

Davis was an exec producer and writer on CBS’ Rufus Sewell starrer “Eleventh Hour,” which ran for one season. He’ll exec produce “Wasteland” with Robert C. Cooper and J.J. Jamieson. Jordan Helman will serve as co-exec producer.

Cabler has been quite busy of late on the development front (Daily Variety, Aug. 31). Among the handful of shows in the pipeline are dramas “H.I.K.E.,’ exec produced by Forest Whitaker, about a cop who deals with kidnappings in Phoenix; “The Order,” about an archeologist professor who ends up working in Israel engaging in various digs that explore life’s real questions of faith and meaning; and “Rush,” a Rashomon-style hospital drama about life in the ER.

On the reality front, TNT is in development on “The Great Escape,” from Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and “The Amazing Race” exec producer Bertram Van Munster, as well as “Search and Rescue,” from reality uberproducer Thom Beers (“Ice Road Truckers”) and his Original Prods. unit.

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