Fox is developing Dirty Deeds, a drama written by Oscar nominee Sheldon Turner and to be directed by Emmy winner Tommy Schlamme. The project, which has a premium script commitment with penalty, hails from Turner and Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta Prods and Sony TV, where the company has a deal.
Dirty Deeds is based on the 2013 GQ article “Oops, You Just Hired the Wrong Hitman” by Jeanne Marie Laskas, which profiles an ATF agent posing as a hitman for hire to help thwart murder plots. (Read it here.) The series centers on Tommy Deeds, a vigilant ATF agent and family man who works undercover as a hitman — a job that exposes him to the wild, dark and often humorous soul of the human condition.
Turner, Klein and Schlamme executive produce with Schlamme’s producing partner Julie DeJoie through their Sony-based Shoe Money Productions. David Wolthoff and Larry Shuman also executive produce.
Vendetta also has a medical drama at ABC with writer David Marshall Grant, which has a put pilot commitment, and a heist drama at Fox. The company also has conspiracy thriller Tradecraft, based on Dutch miniseries, at Fox. The project, originally developed last season, is being brought back, with Turner expected to write a new script.