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CBS, DreamWorks Team for Pilot

Companies remaking British show ”Wire in the Blood.“

CBS is teaming with DreamWorks Television to adapt the British crime hit "Wire in the Blood" for American audiences.

 

"CSI: Miami" scribe Ildy Modrovich is on board to write the pilot, while Terry McDonough ("Breaking Bad") is attached to direct.

 

Sandra Jobling, a producer on the original ITV series, is on board as an executive producer via Coastal Productions.

 

"Wire" will revolve around a brilliant clinical psychologist who teams with a female detective to solve murders. While most of CBS’s crime dramas feature male or ensemble leads, the network has done well with the female-led "Cold Case."

 

The original "Wire" ran on ITV from 2002 until 2008. American audiences are familiar with the show via a run on BBC America.

 

McDonough is no stranger to the "Wire" franchise, having directed several episodes of the British series. Modrovich’s other credits include "Californication" and "Eleventh Hour," the latter a CBS adaptation of a British drama.

 

CBS Television Studios and DreamWorks will co-produce the project, which has been given a script commitment.