×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

CBS to Develop Supernatural Cop Drama With ‘Bull’ Producer, Alex Kurtzman

CBS is developing a drama series based on the Spanish show “Estoy Vivo,” Variety has learned.

The American version is titled “Far Rockaway.” In the show, a workaholic NYPD detective killed in the line of duty is granted a second chance to return to earth in the body of another cop in order to bring his killer to justice and heal the fractured family he left behind.

David Wilcox will serve as the writer and executive producer. Wilcox most recently wrote for and co-executive produced the CBS series “Bull.” His other credits include developing the series “666 Park Avenue” as well as writing for shows like “Fringe,” “Life on Mars,” and “Law & Order.”

Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will also executive produce via Secret Hideout. Secret Hideout’s Aaron Baiers will co-executive produce. Secret Hideout will produce the show in association with CBS TV Studios, where both Secret Hideout and Wilcox are under overall deals. “Estoy Vivo” is owned by Imagina/Media.

Wilcox is repped by WME and Morris Yorn. Kurtzman and Secret Hideout are repped by CAA.

Back in June, Kurtzman signed a new five-year deal with CBS TV Studios under which he will oversee the expansion of the “Star Trek” TV franchise on CBS All Access. Kurtzman is also the showrunner on “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 2 following the ouster of co-showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg

 

More TV

  • Jussie SmollettFOX 'Empire' TV show panel,

    Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Arrest Two Suspects

    Chicago police confirmed on Friday that they have arrested two suspects in the case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. The police did not state what charges the men are being held on. Local media have identified the men as two brothers from Nigeria, though law enforcement has not confirmed their identities. Smollett’s representatives have declined [...]

  • Skyline of Doha at night with

    Qatar's beIN Rallies Support From U.S. Companies Against Pirate Broadcaster beoutQ

    Qatari powerhouse beIN Media Group has rallied support from American sports and entertainment entities, including Discovery and Fox, behind its request that the U.S. government place Saudi Arabia on its watch list of top intellectual property offenders. The Doha-based broadcaster, a state-owned spinoff of Al Jazeera news network, accuses the Saudi government of harboring pirate broadcaster [...]

  • NBC Expands Scripted Leadership Team With New Hire, Promotions

    NBC Expands Scripted Leadership Team With New Hire, Promotions

    NBC’s scripted network executive team is getting a little bigger. The company has brought on former Warner Horizon Television exec Lisa Roos as its new senior vice president of drama development. NBC also promoted programming exec Deepak Jesrani to senior VP of drama development and elevated Mike Nunes to senior VP of current programming. “This [...]

  • Johnathan Nieves Jessica Garza

    'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Adds Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves

    The upcoming Showtime drama “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” has cast both Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves in series regular roles, Variety has learned. They join previously announced cast member Daniel Zovatto. Described as a spiritual descendant of the original “Penny Dreadful,” the new series opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with [...]

  • ‘The Desert’ Survival Format Launches as

    ITV, Talpa Present ‘The Desert’ Survival Format as Buyers Converge on U.K. Screenings

    It’s post-Berlin and pre-Cannes and the focus of the international TV business has shifted to London as the major distribution outfits present their new wares to buyers. ITV Studios was up Friday and showed buyers its unscripted lineup. Highlights included “The Desert,” a new desert-based survival format from the Middle East division of “The Voice” [...]

  • Ciarán Hinds as John Franklin, Tobias

    AMC Eyes Moving Channels to Spain Post-Brexit

    AMC is looking at moving its European channel licenses from the U.K. to Spain if Brexit hits hard. Currently, licenses registered with U.K. regulator Ofcom are valid throughout the 28-nation European Union. But if Britain leaves the E.U. next month without a framework for a trade deal – as is increasingly likely, with no agreement in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content