On the heels of CBS’ straight-to-series order for Zoo, a drama based on James Patterson’s novel, the studio behind the show, CBS Television Studios, has signed a multi-year, first-look deal with James Patterson Entertainment. Under the pact, the studio will tap into the bestselling author’s extensive library for series source material. CBS set Zoo as its next event drama series and its summer 2015 tentpole. The adaptation was written by Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg, whose company Midnight Radio also recently inked a first-look deal with CBS Studios. The four are executive producing with Patterson and Bill Robinson of JPE as well as Cathy Konrad and James Mangold of Treeline Films and Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen of JPE. Zoo was brought to CBS Studios by producer Konrad, whose company also is under a deal there. As part of the JPE pact, Treeline Films will have a first-look deal at Patterson’s library to develop series projects for the studio. Patterson is reped by CAA and attorney Peter Grossman. Treeline is repped by WME and attorney Jason Sloane.
James Patterson Inks First-Look Deal With CBS TV Studios
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