Network makes script commitment with penalty to reboot hourlong drama that ran on CBS from 1987-90
The network has ordered a revamp of the Cannell series "Wiseguy," purchasing a script commitment with penalty, an individual with knowledge of the deal confirmed to TheWrap.
The project will be scripted by Alex Cary, who most recently has served as a writer and co-executive producer on Showtime's "Homeland."
The original series, which ran on CBS from 1987 to 1990, starred Ken Wahl as Organized Crime Bureau undercover agent Vincent Michael "Vinnie" Terranova, who serves an 18-month prison stint in order to establish his "Wiseguy" credentials. Through his criminal connections, he infiltrates criminal organizations in an effort to destroy them from within.
News of the "Wiseguy" reboot was first reported by Deadline.