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TNT Orders Pilot for Untitled Bounty Hunter Drama Starring Oscar(R) Winner Geena Davis
Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg wrote the script to the project, while Dean Devlin is set to direct.

[via press release from TNT]

TNT Orders Pilot for Untitled Bounty Hunter Drama Starring Oscar(R) Winner Geena Davis

Leverage's Dean Devlin to Direct Pilot for Project From Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts

TNT has ordered a pilot for an untitled bounty hunter drama starring Oscar(R)-winning, Emmy(R)-nominated actress Geena Davis (The Accidental Tourist, Commander in Chief). The dramatic and quirky project casts Davis as an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business. The show is inspired by the real-life story of Mackenzie Green.

The pilot script for TNT's bounty hunter drama was written by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg, with Dean Devlin set to direct. Prendergast, Berg and Devlin serve as executive producers on the project along with John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Tom Lassally and Michael Rotenberg. Davis serves as co-executive producer, while Devlin and Berg are the showrunners. The project comes to TNT from Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts.

This marks Devlin's third TNT project. He previously served as executive producer on TNT's caper series Leverage, which ended its five-year run in December, as well as TNT's The Librarian trio of films.

About Electric Entertainment

Electric Entertainment is a full service film, television, and new media production company and studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Electric recently wrapped the fifth season of TNT's action-packed drama Leverage.

Electric's other television credits include TNT's The Librarian, starring Noah Wyle which was the highest rated movie on cable that year (2004); its sequel, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines; and the third installment of the franchise, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. Along with Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry production company, Electric produced Syfy's The Triangle, which won an Emmy(R) for its Visual Effects and was the highest-rated miniseries on the cable channel since Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN (2002).

About TNT

TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Major Crimes, Perception, Franklin & Bash, Southland and the upcoming Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like the upcoming Boston's Finest, 72 Hours and The Hero. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Smallville and Law & Order; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

  [january 2013]  


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