CBS, DreamWorks Team for Pilot

Companies remaking British show “Wire in the Blood.”

Last Updated: August 11, 2009 @ 9:14 PM

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.

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