EXCLUSIVE: Medium creator Glenn Gordon Caron has set up two drama projects at CBS. He has teamed with Olé Prods.’ Richard Shepard, Sean Furst and Bryan Furst for legal drama Motor City Shakedown and with Scott Free Prods. (The Good Wife) for cop drama Near Dead. Caron will write and executive produce both projects through his company Picturemaker Prods.’ overall deal at CBS TV Studios, where Olé also is under a deal and Scott Free has a long-standing relationship.
Based on the book Motor City Shakedown by Jonathan Wakins, the legal drama centers on ambitious rookie defense lawyer Issabella Bright, who lands her first big case but is forced to team up with Darren Fletcher, a hardened and reckless lawyer who’s fallen from success and now runs his practice out of a booth in a bar. Caron is executive producing with Shepard, Sean Furst and Bryan Furst.
Near Dead centers on a NYC detective who experiences a near-death experience and may have witnessed his wife’s murder while “under.” He then re-enters the force with a new perspective on how to close those cases he wrote off as unsolvable; all the while pursuing answers to who may have killed his wife and why. Caron executive produces with Ridley Scott and David Zucker.
Before Medium, WME-repped Garon created two other series, Moonlighting and Now And Again. Near Dead joins two other projects recently sold by Scott Free and CBS TV Studios: Girls With Guns at Showtime, written/exec produced by The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, and an untitled Barbara Hall project at CBS. For Olé, this also marks the third sale this season, along with Oxygen and Boiling Point, both at the CW.