The Dan Jinks Company, which is behind CBS’ high-profile Nancy Drew series project, has sold two more dramas to the network through CBS TV Studios where the company is based — a medical drama with a strong investigative angle from writer David Rambo (Empire) and thriller Stay from The Good Wife co-executive producer Luke Schelhaas.
The untitled David Rambo project centers on an enterprising doctor who breaks the boundaries of medicine and crime-solving by creating a team of physicians, detectives and a forensic psychologist at Brooklyn’s busiest hospital who work together to heal victims and obtain justice. The project is inspired by Dr. Astrid Heger, who created the Violence Intervention Program at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center and is considered a pre-eminent expert in the field of child sexual abuse and sexual assault. Rambo and Jinks executive produce.
Stay is based on the book by Victor Gischler published by Thomas Dunne Books in June. In the vein of Taken, the project centers on a stay-at-home dad who has spent years hiding his past in the U.S. Special Forces. When his family is targeted by a crime lord, he is pulled back into his old life in order to protect them. The book was brought to Dan Jinks Co. by SVP Nick Nantell. Jinks and Schelhaas executive produce. The idea for Stay was originally hatched by Brendan Deneen at MacMillan Entertainment who partnered with literary manager Pouya Shahbazian to bring to market.
In addition to its three broadcast development projects, the Dan Jinks Co. today begins shooting half-hour comedy pilot I Shudder by Paul Rudnick for TV Land. The company is repped at UTA. Rambo is repped at The Rothman Brecher Agency. Schelhaas is repped at UTA.