CBS Buys Spy Drama ‘Sentinels’ From Trio Of ‘Scorpion’ Producers

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CBS has put in development Sentinels, a drama from the Scorpion trio of supervising producer Rob Pearlstein and executive producers Nick Santora and Nicholas Wootton. CBS Television Studios, which is behind the CBS series, is the studio.

Written and executive produced by Pearlstein, Sentinels share the sensibility of Scorpion as a light, action procedural. It centers on the world’s worst news team who’s actually a cover for a secret government program that has highly trained spies masquerading as hapless reporters. They use their unfettered access all over the globe to take on harrowing missions and preserve world peace. Wootton and Santora also executive produce.


Pearlstein wrote, directed and co-produced the comedy feature Someone Marry Barry, and his original feature comedy True North is set up at Warner Brothers with Imagine producing and Ed Helms to star. His series credits also include Medium, from CBS Studios, and The Inside, and he wrote, directed and acted in Comedy Central web series Matumbo Goldberg starring Anthony Anderson. Pearlstein is repped by Paradigm, Brillstein Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.

Wootton previously created the CBS drama series Golden Boy, while Scorpion creator Santora also co-created A&E’s Breakout Kings. They are repped by WME.

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