North Country writer Michael Seitzman has sold a second drama this season. Intelligence, which has been bought by CBS, is based on unpublished book Dissident by John Dixon and centers on a man gifted and cursed with a top-secret experimental microchip implanted in his brain that makes him computer-like in the way he sees and processes information. ABC Studios, where Seitzman is under an overall deal, is producing, with Seitzman and feature producer Tripp Vinson (Red Dawn) executive producing.
The premise of Intelligence, which has a procedural element, is reminiscent of two CBS dramas on the air, Person Of Interest, in which a duo tries to prevent crimes with the help of a top-notch computer program; and Unforgettable, whose protagonist has unusual mental abilities — she remembers everything. Intelligence joins Seitzman’s other drama project for next season, Cleopatra, which has a put pilot commitment at NBC with di Bonaventura TV producing. Last year, WME-repped Seitzman has pilot Americana in serious consideration at ABC.