On the heels of landing her first pilot order, Revenge writer-producer Sallie Patrick has signed her first overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the two-year pact, Patrick is joining the studio’s new CBS drama series Limitless as a co-executive producer.
After getting her writer stripes on ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money, Patrick got her first staff writer job on the CW’s Life Unexpected. She then segued to ABC’s Revenge, joining the Hamptons-set soap in the first season. Patrick stayed on the show for its entire four-season run, writing/co-writing 12 episodes and rising to supervising producer. This past development season, Patrick wrote drama The Kingmakers for ABC and ABC Studios, the network and studio behind Revenge. The college-set project, considered to be in the vein of Revenge as it shared a similar setup of a young person taking on a new identity to avenge the death of a family member, went to pilot.
Written by Craig Sweeney based on the 2011 feature starring Bradley Cooper, Limitless centers on Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Cooper, reprising his role from the movie), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman executive produce for CBS Studios, K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television.
Patrick is repped by WME and attorney Wendy Kirk.