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ABC Adapting French PI Drama 'Risk' (Exclusive)
ABC is ready to take a big Risk.
The network is teaming with Warehouse 13's Jack Kenny and producing duo Ian Sander and Kim Moses to adapt French drama Risk, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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Risk explores what happens when the unruly Roche Agency — a family-run private investigation firm with looming financial problems — is forced to team up with Nikki Castaneda, a former national security agent who now owns a successful corporate investigation firm.
The drama is described as a mix of complex mystery, sharp banter and sexual tension to rival Taming of the Shrew and follows what ensues as the newly merged company's lead investigators resist their physical attraction to each other while working through their very different approaches to their business and personal lives.
Kenny will pen the script and exec produce for 20th Century Fox Television, with studio-based Sander and Moses on board to exec produce.
For Sander/Moses, Risk marks the duo's latest project. The duo also has Fox's Runner, based on the Turkish format, which just received a cast-contingent pilot order at the network. They also have Amazon's Kingdoms in the works. Their credits include CBS' Ghost Whisperer and recently had CBS' one-and-done summer drama Reckless. They're repped by UTA.
Kenny, who co-created Titus and Book of Daniel, is also with UTA and Bob Myman at Myman Abel Fox.