Greg Berlanti Sells Cop Drama to CBS (Exclusive)

Kevin Scanlon
Greg Berlanti

"NYPD Blue" writer-producer Nicholas Wootton will pen the Warner Bros. TV project, which has received a put pilot commitment from the network.

Three weeks after multihyphenate Greg Berlanti sold legal drama Guilty to Fox, he's set up a second project at CBS.

Under Berlanti's new overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, he's sold cop drama Golden Boy, which centers on an ambitious twenty-something police officer who quickly rises to detective --perhaps too quickly-- after breaking a major drug ring and becoming a here. 

The project is being written by Nick Wootton, who got his start as a young writer on NYPD Blue. As a twentysomething himself, he won a writing Emmy for his work on the series. Wootton and Berlanti will both serve as executive producers.

The project, which is being described as The Good Wife with a young cop, received a put-pilot commitment from CBS. Multiple networks were believed to be bidding on the drama effort from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions.

Wootton, whose other credits include Chuck, Prison Break and Law & Order, is repped by WME.