CBS has bought a terrorist drama from Bates Motel executive producer Kerry Ehrin, series’ writer Nikki Toscano and Universal TV. Meanwhile, former CSI: NY showrunner Pam Veasey is reuniting with series producer Bruckheimer TV for a cop drama based on Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series of books that has gone to Fox. Both projects have script commitments.
Written/executive produced by Toscano with Ehrin consulting, the CBS drama centers on a retired CIA operative who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists are being bred.
Veasey/Bruckheimer’s Alex Delaware project at Fox is described as an adrenaline-packed mystery series that centers on a psychologist who partners with a closeted gay LAPD detective. Warner Bros. TV, where Bruckheimer TV is based, produces. Veasey, Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, and Jonathan Kellerman executive produce, with KristieAnne Reed co-executive producing. This is the second sale for Bruckheimer TV this season. The company also has a put pilot commitment from For for another drama project, a family thriller from writer Aron Eli Coleite.