CW conjures 'Ghosts,' two other dramas
EmptyThe CW has given a put pilot commitment to "Ghosts," a drama from feature writer Adam Mazer and producer Ben Silverman.
Additionally, the network has handed out script orders to two drama projects from executive producers Mace Neufeld and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum.
"Ghosts," being written by Mazer, is described as a "young 'Grey's Anatomy' in the FBI." It chronicles the personal and professional lives of a group of twentysomething operatives who work in the FBI's elite special surveillance group.
Silverman is executive producing with Reveille's Teri Weinberg.
Also executive producing are Marc Abrams and Michael Benson, whose Catapult Llc. has a first-look deal with Silverman's Reveille.
Talks are under way with potential studios to come on board and produce the drama with Reveille.
Mazer co-wrote the upcoming feature thriller "Breach" starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe and Laura Linney.
He is repped by Rigberg Entertainment Group and attorney Mitch Smelkinson.
"Ghosts" is the second project stemming from Catapult's deal with Reveille to receive a put pilot commitment this season. This month, Silverman, Abrams and Benson set up the comedy "Parental Guidance" at ABC. Abrams and Benson are writing the script (HR 10/2).
Neufeld, Trey Callaway and Kel Symons are executive producing the hourlong "The Good Ship," from CBS Paramount Network Television. The project revolves around an ensemble of young civilian doctors and their military counterparts on a massive Navy hospital ship that sails to crisis points worldwide to provide medical care. "Ship" is based on the Navy ships the USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort, which were deployed in Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami and off the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
Callaway, whose credits include WB Network/CW's "Supernatural" and the feature film "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer," also is writing the "Ship" script.
Neufeld has produced other military-themed projects, including the Jack Ryan feature films "The Hunt for Red October," "Clear and Present Danger" and "The Sum of All Fears." Other recent credits include "Sahara" and the upcoming "The Equalizer."
ICM, which reps Callaway, brokered the deal. Callaway's attorney is Andy Galker, and Neufeld's attorney is Michael Schenkman.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Television and studio-based the Tannenbaum Co. have received a script order for an untitled hourlong drama that revolves around an extended contemporary family whose story is told through the point of view of the 18-year-old daughter on her video blog.
The Tannenbaums are executive producing, while Bob Brush is serving as writer and executive producer.
The Tannenbaum Co.'s credits include CBS' "Two and a Half Men" and "Center of the Universe" and ABC's upcoming "Notes From the Underbelly."
Brush's credits include ABC's "Karen Sisco," NBC's "Ed" and CBS' "Early Edition."