Drama writer-producing duo Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie (Criminal Minds) have sold two hourlong projects. They have teamed with Chris Brancato for U.S. Marshals drama Still At Large, which has received a put pilot commitment at CBS, and also have set up sci-fi drama The Crossing at ABC. Both projects hail from ABC Studios where Dworkin & Beattie as well as Brancato have overall deals.
Written/executive produced by Brancato, Dworkin and Beattie, in Still At Large, after evading the largest manhunt in U.S. history and becoming infamous for a murder he didn’t commit, a man is recruited by the U.S. Marshals to track other fugitives, where he’s paired with a female partner who questions whether he really is innocent.
Written/executive produced by Dworkin and Beattie and executive produced by former Disney executive-turned-producer Jason Reed, The Crossing (working title) revolves around refugees from a war torn country who start showing up seeking asylum in a U.S. city… but the country these people are from is America, and the war they are fleeing is 500 years in the future.
Dworkin and Beattie, repped by ICM Partners, co-created with Roberto Orci and executive produced/ran action drama series Matador for El Rey. They also wrote the original pilot script for MTV’s Scream series. The two were in production on Matador and unavailable when the project was greenlighted.
Veteran writer-producer Brancato served as showrunner on Of Kings & Prophets, Narcos and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and also executive produced Hannibal. He is repped by WME.
Reed also executive produces the untitled ABC/ABC Studios drama project, written/exec produced by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (aka Hyperion), which is based on the Disney theme park mythology.