August 13, 2012 10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Ringer' Creators Developing Gothic Thriller for NBC
The Ringer creators have another mystery to solve.
Three months after The CW canceled its Sarah Michelle Gellar drama Ringer, creators Nicole Snyder and Eric Charmelo have sold another thriller -- to NBC.
The network has given a blind script commitment to an untitled sexy gothic thriller set in New Orleans that's described as being rich with tradition, superstition and murder.
Snyder and Charmelo will pen the drama and executive produce alongside TBD Productions' Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan for Universal Television. Traugott and Kaplan also co-executive produced the Ringer pilot.
The project continues Snyder and Charmelo's relationship with the network, where they're currently exec producers on David Schulner's NBC's midseason Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde drama Do No Harm, which Traugott and Kaplan also exec produce.
The CW axed Ringer after one season following a summer of buzz for the return of Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Gellar to series TV. The thriller about twin sisters living vastly different lives ended its run averaging a 0.5 in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 1.2 million viewers.
Charmelo and Snyder are repped by UTA, Shuman Co. and attorney Jamie Mandelbaum.