October 30, 2013 10:56am PT by Lacey Rose
Jason Isaacs, Mark Gordon Sell Private Eye Drama to ABC (Exclusive)
Mark Gordon and Jason Isaacs are teaming for a private eye drama at ABC.
In another competitive situation, the network has doled out a script commitment with penalty for their untitled contemporary effort. It's being billed as an hourlong character driven-drama about a former LAPD homicide detective whose disabling injury gives him a powerful new ability to solve difficult cases.
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The drama project is being developed for Isaacs, a Golden Globe nominee, with Stephen Chin on board to write it. The former Awake star was integral in the development and sale of the ABC Studios project and will serve as a producer working closely with The Mark Gordon Company, which has an overall deal at ABC. Gordon and Nick Pepper will serve as executive producers.
The sale marks the ninth for Gordon this season, with a diverse development slate that includes four comedies (Fifth Wheel, Clothing Optional, After Party and Benched) and four dramas (Conviction, Clementine, Untitled Price & MIllard and Untitled Tom Donaghy). His series portfolio includes ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Showtime's Ray Donovan, among others.
Isaacs, whose credits include The BBC's Case Histories as well as features The Patriot, the Harry Potter series and Peter Pan, is repped by Gersh, Silver Lining Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman; Chin is repped by WME.