CBS Buys Police Drama Inspired By James Patterson’s ‘Texas Ranger’ Novel From ‘American Sniper’ Writer & Peter Lenkov

By Nellie Andreeva, Denise Petski

TJ Brady Rasheed Newson
Courtesy of UTA

CBS has put in development cop drama Ranger, inspired by James Patterson’s recently released best-selling novel Texas Ranger. The project hails from American Sniper writer Jason Hall, Shooter co-executive producers TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson, Peter Lenkov’s 101st Street Entertainment, James Patterson Entertainment and CBS TV Studios, where Lenkov and Patterson’s companies are based.

Courtesy Jason Hall/Little Brown & Co

Written by Hall, Brady and Newson, Ranger centers on a Texas Ranger and his cantankerous father move to South Florida where the Ranger becomes a homicide detective and searches for his

brother’s killer.

Peter Lenkov James Patterson

Hall, Brady and Newson executive produce with Lenkov and Sean Canino for 101st Street Entertainment, Patterson, Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout for James Patterson Entertainment. CBS TV Studios is the studio.

Brady and Newson, who were producers on the CW’s The 100, most recently served as co-executive producers/writers on USA’s Shooter. Their other writing credits include Animal Kingdom, Narcos, Switched at Birth and Army Wives.

Lenkov is behind three drama reboots for CBS, Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver and the newest addition, Magnum P.I. He also produces summer series Salvation which was renewed for a second season on CBS.

James Patterson Entertainment produced CBS series Instinct and Zoo.

Hall is repped by UTA and attorney Darren Trattner. T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson are repped by UTA. Lenkov/101st Street Entertainment is repped by CAA and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano. James Patterson Entertainment is repped by CAA.

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