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.