Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Crime Dramas (and more) in Development at the Networks

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

We thought we had been keeping up with all the news involving potential crime dramas being considered by the television networks for next season.

We missed a few!

Entertainment Weekly has a list of projects in early development that have at least been moved along to the script stage. We're listing those that are crime drama-ish below; we were aware of many of these (indicated by a link at the end of the brief description to one of our posts on the subject) but some are clearly new to us.


True Lies. Based on the 1994 film, True Lies, starring Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger. (OMN post)

Baker Street Letters. Two brothers rent Sherlock Holmes’ old office space and respond to letters that still come to the dead sleuth.


Untitled project based on the Jane Whitefield novels by Thomas Perry about a one-woman witness protection program. (post)

Untitled project starring Jason Alexander as a former TV star who works for his ex-wife’s detective agency when he’s down and out.

Desperado. A modern-day western crime drama set in Texas. (post)

Untitled project that chronicles the first female Chief of Police in Newark NJ. (post)

The Wild Wild West. Update of the series that starred Robert Conrad and Ross Martin. (post)

Treadstone. Based on Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series of novels about a group of spies working for the Treadstone Corp. (post)


Hawkshaw. Sexy, mysterious 20-something doesn’t know his true identity but believes he is a detective and possible descendant of Sherlock Holmes who starts solving crimes. (post)


Alcatraz. A drama about the mysteries and secrets of the most infamous prison of all time. (post)

Untitled project about a female college student who fights crimes in China. (post)


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