September 14, 2011 6:16pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
NBC Developing Cop Drama With Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio
Ethan Hawke is eyeing a return to series television.
The actor, whose Fox pilot Exit Strategy failed to get the series order in May, is teaming with Vincent D’Onofrio and writer-producer Chris Brancato for a cop drama being developed by NBC and its newly named studio Universal Television.
Blue Tilt would star D’Onofrio and Hawke as fragile homicide detectives balancing work with their different family entanglements: one is married with children and the other divorced.
The project would mark a reunion for former Law & Order: Criminal Intent scribe Brancato and D’Onofrio.
Hawke, who next stars in the Encore miniseries Moby Dick, will executive produce alongside D’Onofrio and Brancato.