Sixth CBS 'Stone' in works


CBS has greenlighted a sixth installment in its "Jesse Stone" movie franchise, starring Tom Selleck as a small-town police chief.

The movie has gone into production in Halifax, Nova Scotia, ahead of the premiere of the fifth movie in the franchise from Sony Pictures TV. Airdates for both are yet to be determined.

"Jesse Stone: No Remorse" will find Jesse (Selleck), having been suspended by the local town council, moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy (Stephen McHattie), by investigating a series of murders in Boston.

Also reprising their roles will be Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, William Devane, William Sadler and Saul Rubinek. Krista Allen is a new addition to the cast.

Selleck and Michael Brandman wrote the script and are executive producing. Steven Brandman is producing, and Robert Harmon is directing. "No Remorse" is a production of TWS Productions II and Brandman Prods. in association with SPT. (partialdiff)