EXCLUSIVE: CBS has put in development Blackwood, a drama project from writer-executive producer Barry Schindel and executive producer Barry Jossen. This marks the first sale for former ABC Studios EVP Jossen who segued into a producing deal with the studio following his July exit from the top executive post. Jossen was late to this development cycle, having started his deal after Labor Day with the launch of his production company, JuneBug Entertainment. Still, he has set up Blackwood, with a couple of other sales likely. Co-produced by ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios, Blackwood centers on a ruthlessly successful lawyer who, after he is critically wounded in a shooting that kills his wife, returns to his job to find redemption in a humbling rehabilitation and relentless search for their assailant. Law & Order alum Schindel serves as executive producer/showrunner on ABC Studios’ midseason CBS drama series Intelligence. He recently consulted on CBS’ Unforgettable. The former trial lawyer, repped by CAA, also worked on CBS’ Numbers and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and on ABC’s Castle.
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