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[12/11/13 - 10:06 AM]
Spike TV Options Script for Carl Hiaasen's Best-Selling Novel, "Basket Case"
Rob Reiner is set to direct while Alex Taub will pen the script to the potential series.







BASKET CASE (SPIKE TV)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/11/13
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
script
DESCRIPTION:
(from Spike TV's press release, December 2013) Spike TV and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) in association with Random House Television Productions and Castle Rock Entertainment, have joined forces to develop a script for a new original series based on the best-selling novel "Basket Case" by prominent author and journalist Carl Hiaasen. The plot of "Basket Case" focuses on a great investigative reporter who has trouble dealing with authority, change, women, success, and most of all, corruption. The family-run newspaper he works for is sold to a giant, international conglomerate and after he savages the new and very powerful owner in a video on the paper's website, he is demoted to the lowest position on the paper, the obituary desk. Obits, however, provide a new perspective into crime-ridden Miami and he soon learns that they are a unique window into suspicious deaths and weird goings on. Using an unusual team of friends, relatives, an ex-wife, newspaper misfits, and his beautiful new boss, he strives to regain his investigative credibility and a saner life.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Taub as CRTR/EP
· Carl Hiaasen as BOOK
· Craig Cegielski as EP
· Jeffrey Levine as EP
· Liz Glotzer as EP
· Peter Gethers as EP
· Rob Reiner as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Stefanie Berk as EP
· Thom Beers as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Castle Rock Entertainment
· FremantleMedia North America
· Random House Television Productions