You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

James Patterson Signs First-Look Deal with CBS TV

James Patterson Entertainment, the bestselling author’s namesake shingle, has closed a first-look deal for a multi-year first look deal with CBS Television Studios.

This is the first TV deal to tap into Patterson’s library. His books include the Alex Cross crime novels that were adapted into films like “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the Girls” and the “Women’s Murder Club” series that resulted in an ABC drama.

The partnership also includes a first-look deal for producer Cathy Konrad’s Treeline Films, which already has an overall with CBS TV. Under the terms of Patterson’s deal, JPE will partner with Treeline Films and other producers to develop his books into series.

Konrad brought Patterson’s sci-fi thriller “Zoo” to CBS TV, resulting in a 13-episode straight-to-series order event drama series that will be broadcast in summer 2015 on CBS. Patterson and Bill Robinson of JPE will exec producer with Konrad and James Mangold of Treeline, alongside script writers Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg, and Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen of JPE.

Patterson is represented by CAA and attorney Peter Grossman.

Treeline is represented by WME and attorney Jason Sloane.

More TV

  • Berlinale Drama Series Days: Female-Driven TV

    Berlinale Drama Series Days 2018: Female-Driven TV Series Lead Festival

    James Patterson Entertainment, the bestselling author’s namesake shingle, has closed a first-look deal for a multi-year first look deal with CBS Television Studios. This is the first TV deal to tap into Patterson’s library. His books include the Alex Cross crime novels that were adapted into films like “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the […]

  • counterpart Starz

    Berlinale Drama Series Days Sees American TV Playing to the World

    James Patterson Entertainment, the bestselling author’s namesake shingle, has closed a first-look deal for a multi-year first look deal with CBS Television Studios. This is the first TV deal to tap into Patterson’s library. His books include the Alex Cross crime novels that were adapted into films like “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the […]

  • 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Dunkirk,' 'Game of

    'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Golden Reel Awards for Sound Editing

    James Patterson Entertainment, the bestselling author’s namesake shingle, has closed a first-look deal for a multi-year first look deal with CBS Television Studios. This is the first TV deal to tap into Patterson’s library. His books include the Alex Cross crime novels that were adapted into films like “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the […]

  • Fergie

    Fergie Sexes Up National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game and America Isn't Having It

    James Patterson Entertainment, the bestselling author’s namesake shingle, has closed a first-look deal for a multi-year first look deal with CBS Television Studios. This is the first TV deal to tap into Patterson’s library. His books include the Alex Cross crime novels that were adapted into films like “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the […]

  • The 2018 Olympics: A Reprieve from

    The PyeongChang Olympic Games: A Reprieve from the Weight of the World (Column)

    James Patterson Entertainment, the bestselling author’s namesake shingle, has closed a first-look deal for a multi-year first look deal with CBS Television Studios. This is the first TV deal to tap into Patterson’s library. His books include the Alex Cross crime novels that were adapted into films like “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content