9:36am PT by Michael O'Connell
A&E Picks Up Scripted Drama 'Those Who Kill'
Just a day after ordering another season of Bates Motel, A&E is adding another scripted drama in the mix.
The network announced Tuesday that it has picked up Those Who Kill from Imagine Television and Fox 21, with a 10-episode season set to debut in 2014.
Based on a Danish format inspired by the books of Elsebeth Egholm, Those Who Kill stars Chloë Sevigny and James D’Arcy. The duo play a detective and forensic psychiatrist, respectively, who work together to track down serial killers -- and investigate the ongoing mystery of Sevigny's character's stepfather, whom she believes to be a killer as well.
"Those Who Kill is not a crime procedural about serial killers -- it’s a deep serialized character portrait of two compelling yet damaged individuals coming together through the revelation of their dark past,” said A&E Network and BIO Channel president and general manager Bob DeBitetto. “We are thrilled to have such an incredible cast and crew signed on to this project and the result should be an absolutely riveting series.”
Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo serve as executive producers for Imagine Television, with Peter Bose and Jonas Allen as executive producers for Miso Films. Glen Morgan wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Joe Carnahan directed the pilot.
Production is scheduled to begin in the fall.