CBS Buys Legal Drama ‘Perfect Citizen’ From ‘The Good Wife’ EP Craig Turk

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The Good Wife executive producer Craig Turk is back at CBS with a new legal drama project, Perfect Citizen.

Written by Turk, Perfect Citizen centers on the former general counsel for the NSA who, after his involvement as a whistleblower in an international scandal, embarks on a new career at a storied law firm in Boston. Once there, he must face the reality that half the country thinks he’s our greatest patriot, the other half thinks he’s a traitor. CBS Television Studios, where Turk and his Thinking Hat Prods. are under an overall deal, is the studio.

Turk, a former attorney, joined The Good Wife after setting shop at CBS TV Studios in 2012, originally as a consulting producer and later as an executive producer. He emerged as a trusted No.2 and heir apparent to The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, tipped to succeed them as showrunner should the series had continued beyond seven seasons.

As part of his overall deal at CBS Studios, Turk also is producing a half-hour comedy project with Jimmy Kimmel and Jon Turteltaub. Before joining CBS Studios and The Good Wife, Turk was executive producer of Shonda Rhimes’ ABC series Private Practice. On the feature side, Turk just wrapped a political thriller for Elizabeth Banks and director Lawrence Kasdan. He’s repped by Paradigm and attorney Michael Gendler.

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