As Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is heading to theaters, Lee Child, on whose novel the movie is based, is heading to television.

NBC has given a script commitment with significant penalty to Last Hope, a drama from Child, former CSI executive producer Andrew Dettmann, EuropaCorp Television and Universal TV.

In his first foray into television, best-selling author Child has co-created Last Hope with Dettmann. Written by Dettmann, the project centers on Hope Wesson, a highly trained but disenfranchised former military police investigator who leads a team of fallen heroes who get justice for people with nowhere else to turn.

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Child and Dettmann executive produce alongside EuropaCorp TV’s Matt Gross, who oversees U.S. operations, and Thomas Anargyros.

Last Hope reunites Dettmann and Gross. Dettmann was a co-executive producer on the ABC crime procedural Body of Proof, which Gross executive produced. In addition to his three-season stint on CSI. Dettmann worked on CBS’ crime drama Numbers for its entire run, rising to executive producer. He is repped by Rothman Brecher and attorney Jonathan Shikora.

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British thriller novelist Child is best known for his Jack Reacher book series, which was adapted into a feature franchise starring Tom Cruise. Jack Reacher: Never Go, the sequel to the 2012 movie Jack Reacher, opens tomorrow. Child is repped by APA.

At NBC, EuropaCorp is co-producing with Uni TV the upcoming midseason drama series Taken, based on the hit movie franchise. This development season, EuropaCorp also has Hunch, a light hourlong procedural from Chris Murphey, which is set up at CBS with a put pilot commitment.