×

‘The Batman’ Writer-Director Matt Reeves to Produce Cop Drama From ‘Hell on Wheels’ Creators at Fox

Matt Reeves, who will write and direct the upcoming DC film “The Batman,” is attached as an executive producer on a police drama called “The Dime” in development at FoxVariety has learned.

Based on New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Kent’s new novel of the same name, the one-hour drama follows Brooklyn cop Betty Rhyzyck, a tough as nails firebrand, who moves with her girlfriend to Dallas to lead a group of detectives. Their more traditional sensibilities are a far cry from her blue state mentality and in order to survive, Betty and her team will have to put aside their differences.

Fox has ordered a script for the project with a penalty attached. Tony Gayton and Joe Gayton, the creators of the AMC series “Hell on Wheels,” will write and executive produce. Reeves will executive produce along with Adam Kassan and Rafi Crohn under his 6th & Idaho banner. 6th & Idaho will produce in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

In addition to “The Batman,” Reeves also recently wrote and directed “War for the Planet of the Apes.” He previously directed films such as “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Cloverfield.” On the TV side, Reeves co-created the series “Felicity” with J.J. Abrams, in addition to directing multiple episodes.

The Gaytons are best known for creating “Hell on Wheels,” a period drama set during the construction of the transcontinental railroad. The pair also wrote the screenplay for the Dwayne Johnson film “Faster.” Among their other credits, Joe wrote the screenplay for the Damon Wayans-Adam Sandler buddy comedy “Bulletproof,” while Tony wrote the screenplay for the Sandra Bullock-led psychological thriller “Murder by Numbers.”

6th & Idaho is repped by CAA, 3 Arts, and attorney Karl Austen. The Gaytons are repped by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman.

Popular on Variety

More TV

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

    'Other People's Houses' Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar in the Works at Fox

    Sarah Michelle Gellar is looking to reunite with “Ringer” creators Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder on a dramedy co-produced by Fox Entertainment and UTV. Fox is developing “Other People’s Houses,” Variety has learned, and has given the project a script commitment. Charmelo and Snyder will write and executive produce, while Neil Meron, Sarah Michelle Gellar [...]

  • Ann Sarnoff Warner Bros

    Ann Sarnoff Formally Takes Reins of Warner Bros. as CEO

    The Ann Sarnoff era at Warner Bros. has begun. Sarnoff formally took the reins as Warner Bros. chair-CEO on Thursday, two months after she was appointed to the post. Sarnoff told employees in a memo that she has been impressed by the company’s track record during the past year amid a period of upheaval for [...]

  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler'Woke Up This Morning: The

    ‘Sopranos’ Cast Members to Present at VMAs in New Jersey

    The VMAs will reunite “Sopranos” castmates for the big awards show happening Monday night in Newark, New Jersey — right next door to America’s favorite crime family.  Drea De Matteo (who played the mobster girlfriend-turned F.B.I. informant Adriana La Cerva), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (who played Tony Soprano’s precocious daughter Meadow Soprano) and Vincent Pastore (who played [...]

  • The L Word

    'The L Word: Generation Q' Teaser Unites Original Cast, New Characters

    Showtime has released the first look at the next generation of “The L Word” and its new cast including Rosanny Zayas, Jacqueline Toboni, Sepideh Moafi, Arienne Mandi, and Micah Lee. Along with some of the original cast, including Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, and Katherine Moennig, the series sequel picks up where its creator Ilene Chaiken [...]

  • ACCESS HOLLYWOOD -- Season: 24 --

    'Access Hollywood' Franchise Adds New Half-Hour Show

    After a spate of recent layoffs and the departure of host Natalie Morales, “Access Hollywood” is extending its brand with a new half-hour series. “All Access,” premiering Sept. 9, will take an in-depth look into the national headlines and look to uncover the real-life drama occurring in everyday places, exploring a blend of true crime [...]

  • YouTube TV Adds Subscription Options for

    YouTube TV Adds Subscription Options for AMC Networks' Acorn TV, UMC

    Google’s YouTube TV now offers two more add-on channels to subscribers, under an expanded pact with AMC Networks: British TV service Acorn TV and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which features a selection of black TV and film titles. Acorn TV’s add-on channel is now available via YouTube TV for $6 per month and UMC is [...]

  • Haunting of Hill House

    'Haunting of Hill House' Writers Making Horror Series 'Red Rose' for BBC

    The BBC is teaming with Michael and Paul Clarkson, the twin brother writers behind the second season of Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House,” for a new horror thriller, the U.K. pubcaster announced Thursday at the Edinburgh TV Festival. “Red Rose” is being produced for the BBC’s U.K. youth-skewing online platform BBC Three. The [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content