STATUS: previously in development (2009-2010 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: script
DESCRIPTION: (from A&E's press release, May 2009) "The Lead Sheet" follows the police work of the LAPD tracking the infamous Hillside Strangler in 1977 - 78. Each episode in this crime procedural will begin with a tip that leads to solving a different violent crime that may or may not be related to the strangler. However, the backdrop of the Strangler case, with the fear and paranoia it created throughout Los Angeles, infuse every case with incomparable tension and thrills. "The Lead Sheet" is being developed by Fox 21 and MiddKid Productions for A&E. Shawn Ryan ("The Shield," "The Unit"), James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia) and Joel Gotler will executive produce the Ellroy penned script.