Martin Gero, the creator/executive produce of the well received Canadian teen drama L.A. Complex, which aired on the CW, has set up a new drama project at the U.S. network. Titled The Phoenix Project, it is described as a vigilante drama about three friends who, in an attempt to combat apathy, take an anarchistic, dangerous and morally questionable approach to save society from itself. Gero is the writer/executive producer through his production company Quinn’s House and Warner Bros. TV. Also at the CW and WBTV, Gero is working on an U.S. version of the U.K. drama Misfits, about a group of young offenders with supernatural powers. The project, originally developed at the CW last season, has been rolled over and given an order for a new script.
The Phoenix Project marks Gero’s second sale this season. He also is writing the conspiracy drama Blindspot at NBC, from Berlanti Prods. and WBTV, which has a script commitment with a significant penalty. It is about an FBI agent who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac woman is found in Times Square covered in cryptic tattoos…including his name on her back. Gero is repped by WME and Meridian Artists.