August 05, 2011 6:58pm PT by Lacey Rose
'Breaking Bad's' George Mastras Sells Two TV Projects (Exclusive)
Breaking Bad writer George Mastras has sold two TV projects.
The first of the pair, a legal drama that looks at the underbelly of L.A.’s legal world, was purchased by Fox Television Studios. The untitled project, born out of a blind script deal, is being developed internally without a network attached.
Mastras' other effort comes as part of a script development deal at FX Productions. The project, also untitled at this stage, is a one-hour drama in the vein of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
These projects will join a resume that already includes AMC's Breaking Bad as well as earlier credits, ABC's Evidence and Syfy miniseries The Dresden Files.
Mastras, who is also the author of literary thriller Fidali's Way and an alumnus of the Disney-ABC Writing Fellowship for Drama, began his career as a lawyer, with stints as a criminal investigator for the public defender service, a counselor at a juvenile correctional facility, and a litigator in both New York and Los Angeles.
He is repped by CAA, Management and Alexander, Nau, Lawrence, Frumes & Labowitz.