Bell voyages to 'Island' for CBS retooling


Jeffrey Bell has been tapped as the executive producer/showrunner on CBS' midseason series "Harper's Island," which is being retooled.

The serialized horror drama, from CBS Paramount, revolves around a group of friends who are terrorized when they meet on an island off the Seattle coast for a wedding.

Ari Schlossberg penned the pilot presentation, which was directed by Jon Turteltaub.

Bell will now write the first episode and run the series. He will exec produce alongside Turteltaub. Schlossberg, Karim Zriek and Dan Shotz serve as co-exec producers.

The project will undergo major recasting. Only Elaine Cassidy is expected to remain.

Bell is repped by CAA and attorney Cliff Gilbert-Lurie. (partialdiff)