CBS Buys Police Drama ‘Queens’ From ‘The InBetween’ Duo With Penalty

By Nellie Andreeva, Denise Petski

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EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation with multiple networks bidding, CBS has landed Queens, a police drama from The InBetween creator/executive producer Moira Kirland, executive producer Matt Gross and studio Universal TV, where Gross is under an overall deal.

Written by Kirland, the project has received a script commitment with penalty. Queens centers on a veteran homicide detective in Queens who takes on the most challenging case of her life — mentoring her new partner, a rookie cop whose Millennial outlook on the world clashes with the veteran’s Gen-X mentality — as these women work to solve the borough’s toughest crimes while also attempting to right a wrong from their past.

Matthew Gross Courtesy of Universal TV

Kirland and Gross executive produce.

Kirland created and executive produces NBC’s drama series The InBetween, which recently finished its summer run and is awaiting a renewal decision. She previously served as co-executive producer on Madam Secretary. Her other TV series credits include Castle, Arrow and Hawaii Five-0. She’s repped by Marathon Management.

Gross is an executive producer on The InBetween, alongside writer Kirland. He also is producing an untitled country music musical feature for Paramount Players.

Gross previously executive produced NBC’s series Taken and produced a live stage musical adaption of The Sting starring Harry Connick Jr. His producing credits also include TV series Body of Proof, Dirty Sexy Money, Daybreak and Sons of Liberty and features Across the Universe, Fired Up! and Joe Somebody.

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