CBS Buys CIA Time-Travel Drama From Mark Goffman & Timberman/Beverly

CBS has put in development drama Recall, from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Prods. Written by former Sleepy Hollow showrunner Mark Goffman and writing duo Bret VandenBos & Brandon Willer (King & Maxwell), Recall centers on a brilliant inventor. When he discovers a way to travel back in time 24 hours, he and his team join forces with the CIA, going into the past to prevent crimes and other disastrous events from happening. Goffman, Vandenbos and Willer executive produce with Timberman and Beverly.

VandenBos and WillerFor Goffman, Recall falls under an overall deal he inked with CBS TV Studios earlier this year following a two-year stint as executive producer/showrunner on Fox/20th TV’s Sleepy Hollow. As part of his CBS TV Studios pact, Goffman also serves as an executive producer on the studio’s new CBS drama series Limitless and is supervising a Silicon Valley legal drama project, written and executive produced by Jordana Lewis Jaffee and executive produced by Daniel Dae Kim for CBS.

The West Wing alum Goffman and VandenBos share speechwriting background. Goffman, who has a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, has written speeches for state and federally elected officials, and consulted for the U.S. Department of State & The White House. VandenBos serves as a speechwriter to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and previously worked for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

While enrolled in the University of Southern California’s Writing for Film & Television program,VandenBos and Willer won the Josh Schwartz scholarship for dramatic TV Writing. They are a homegrown CBS talent, having come out of the 2013 CBS Writer Mentorship Program to work on CBS TV Studio’sTNT drama King & Maxwell.

Timberman and Beverly’s series portfolio includes Elementary and The Odd Couple on CBS, Masters Of Sex on Showtime and Unforgettable on A&E.

VandenBos and Willer are repped by CAA and Echo Lake Entertainment. Goffman is repped by UTA and attorney PJ Shapiro. Timberman is repped by CAA and Ernie Del. Beverly is repped by CAA and Bruce Gellman.

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