10:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Showtime Developing Female-Led Military Drama From 'Good Wife' Creators
Showtime is going into business with the creators of The Good Wife.
The premium cable network is developing Girls With Guns, a female-led military drama from Robert and Michelle King.
The working-titled drama revolves around two Los Angeles sisters whose family moves to the one place in the world where women are drafted into the military: Israel.
Ridley Scott and David Zucker will executive produce the effort for Scott Free Productions alongside the Kings, who will pen the project under the three-year overall deal they inked with CBS Television Studios in April. Girls With Guns marks the first new project from the Emmy-nominated Kings and continues their relationship with Good Wife producers Scott Free.
CBS' Good Wife, which returns for its fourth season in September, has collected a Peabody Award in addition to 21 Emmy nominations -- and two acting wins -- during its first three seasons.
The hourlong Girls With Guns project comes as Showtime is nearing the end of its signature drama, Dexter, which was renewed for what likely could be the final two seasons of the Michael C. Hall starrer.
The Girls With Guns news comes days after Showtime announced development on a female-fronted comedy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Marti Noxon, which will help fill the void left by the impending departures of female-led comedies Weeds and The Big C. The network also is developing Angie's Body, a mob drama from Jodie Foster.
If ordered to series, the Noxon and Kings' vehicles would join the two male-led dramas Showtime recently picked up: Liev Schreiber's Ray Donovan and the Michael Sheen effort Masters of Sex.
The Kings are repped by Paradigm and Del Shaw.