CW Developing Supernatural Cop Drama From Katie Lovejoy, Bill Lawrence

The CW is developing a police drama series from writer Katie Lovejoy and executive producer Bill LawrenceVariety has learned.

Titled “Dead Inside,” the series would follow an underachieving beat cop who, after surviving an explosion that killed her hotshot detective big brother, starts seeing his ghost, flipping their sibling dynamic on its head and allowing her to truly live her life for the first time. They work together to help crime victims both living and dead, and figure out the unfinished business keeping his spirit on Earth.

Lovejoy will also executive produce in addition to writing. Jeff Ingold, president of Lawrence’s Doozer Productions, will executive produce along with Lawrence. Doozer will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Lovejoy previously wrote the NBC series “Dracula” starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. She also created the NBC pilot “Miranda’s Rights,” which followed a group of young lawyers who lived together in their start-up firm. Lawrence is currently an executive producer on the upcoming CW series “Life Sentence” starring “Pretty Little Liars'” Lucy Hale. He previously created the comedy series “Scrubs” and co-created comedies “Cougar Town” and “Spin City.”

Lovejoy is repped by CAA. Lawrence is repped by ICM.

Among the other shows they have put into development this season, The CW announced last week that they are currently developing a reboot of the cult classic “Roswell.” Like the original series, this project would be based on the “Roswell High” book series by Melinda Metz.

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