Fox has put in development Crooked, a drama executive produced by Peter Horton. Written/executive prodImage (2) Peter-Horton.jpg for post 606249uced by up-and-coming writer Robert Specland, Crooked is described as a family soap with a procedural spine that explores the bonds – and corruption – of police brotherhood in New Orleans. The show, said to be inspired by true events, centers on a longtime corrupt detective who is busted, his cases overturned and a thousand of the city’s worst criminals are released back onto the streets, one case at a time. A mysterious outsider is brought in to lead a new task force with one goal: to clean up the streets. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio.

speclandSpecland came on the scene earlier this year with two feature specs: Nyad, about Diana Nyad, who swam from Cuba to Florida through the world’s most dangerous ocean wilderness, and Boy Named Sue, a revenge thriller inspired by the Johnny Cash hit. Specland pitched the idea for Crooked to Horton, who came on board to shepherd the project. Horton most recently co-created and executive produced the NBC drama series American Odyssey. 

Specland is repped by UTA, Peter Dealbert of Pacific View Management and Toczek Suddelson. Horton is with UTA and Hansen Jacobson.