In its first development cycle under its deal at CBS TV Studios, Denis Leary and Jim Serpico’s Apostle has sold 3 projects: 2 at CBS and one at the CW. The sales come 3 months after Apostle sealed pacts with CBS Studios on the broadcast and Fox TV Studios on the cable side after 7 years at Sony TV. The CBS projects are Mind Games from writer Roger Wolfson and the previously announced medical drama Cross Roads from Elle Johnson, while the CW drama is Trigger, from playwright Kyle Jarrow.
Mind Games is about an impassioned female psychologist specializing in memory who teams up with a tough-as-nails police detective to solve crimes. Trigger is a fast-paced cop show that follows four twenty-something cops/adrenaline junkies who get fast-tracked into the elite Street Crimes Unit when its previous members are all busted for corruption. Of Jarrow, Serpico says, “we’ve discovered a rock star.” 30-year-old Jarrow is living up to that billing as an accomplished playwright and, well, a budding rock star. At 24, he won an Obie Award for A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant; the feature Armless which he wrote premiered at Sundance in January, and he is curently on tour with his indie rock band, Super Mirage. This is not Jarrow’s first script sale: he previously had Shoot the Moon set up at ABC. Jarrow is with CAA and Madhouse. Wolfson is with Kaplan Stahler and the Collective. Apostle is with WME.