Circle of Confusion TV Studios, a joint venture between Circle of Confusion and ITV Studios America, has partnered with Amazon Studios to develop Thirteen, an hourlong drama based on Mike Oeming and Dan Berman’s Image Comics graphic novel Six. The project hails from Stefan Jaworski (Those Who Kill), who will write, and Michael Dinner (Justified), who will direct. Circle of Confusion TV Studios will serve as the lead studio.
Thirteen is a sci-fi thriller about a cold-blooded alien agent who comes to Earth to track down and bring back 12 alien defectors. As a result of her actions, she starts to experience the same thing that infected the others – human emotion. Feeling joy, anger, love and hate for the first time in her life, she decides to stay on Earth to find the truth the twelve were seeking, before her own emotional awakening transforms and ultimately destroys her.
Jaworski, Dinner, Oeming and Berman executive produce.
“Thirteen exemplifies the quality of character-driven genre series that we’re currently developing,” said Russ Buchholz, Executive Vice President, Head of Creative Affairs, Circle of Confusion Television Studios .”Stefan’s compelling vision captivated us from the start. We couldn’t be more excited to announce Amazon Studios as our production partner and to be working with such incredible talents behind the camera.”
Jaworski was a writer on Those Who Kill TV series based on the Danish format. His feature writing credits include The Candidate, The Gold of Valhalla and Count to 100.
Dinner served as writer-director-executive producer on Justified and most recently as director-executive producer on Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Last season, he directed the well received CBS pilot L.A. Confidential, based on James Ellroy’s noir classic novel. His other credits include Sneaky Pete, The Get Down and The Blacklist. Dinner is a five-time Emmy nominee, winning for his directing work on The Wonder Years.