Tuesday, 12 October 2010


[22.33 - French Time] THR's James Hibberd reports exclusively that Robert De Niro and writer Richard Price (The Wire) have sold a script for a cop drama project to CBS.

Rookies is centered on a team of six freshman cops who are sent into high-crime trouble spots. Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions and CBS Television Studios would produce the crime procedural with De Niro and Price as executive producers. They previously worked together on the film Mad Dog and Glory (1992).

ABC aired this summer a Canadian police drama called Rookie Blue, about five ambitious rookie cops who have just graduated from the Academy. And CBS is already the home of many crime procedurals (the CSI and Criminal Minds franchises, The Mentalist, etc.) But according to James Hibberd, Richard Price's distinctive style would make the difference.


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