Ava Duvernay’s Shooting Drama & ‘L.A. Confidential’ Among CBS Pilot Picks
Pilot season is upon us and as we gear up for the release of brand new shows, studios are steadily cultivating their lists for what they hope will end up being a promising lineup. CBS has just been announced that the company has ordered four drama pilots, including a T.V. adaptation of “L.A. Confidential” and a police shooting drama from the minds of Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti.
The current working title for DuVernay and Berlanti’s show is “Red Line” and it is set to follow the lives of three different families who are connected through an unfortunate shooting incident where a white Chicago cop shoots and accidentally kills a black doctor. The pilot will be written by “Supergirl”s Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss who will also act as co-producers.
“L.A. Confidential” will be based off of the 1990 James Ellroy novel of the same name and will be adapted by “Gotham” writer Jordan Harper. According to CBS, they will be updating the story and giving it a “thoroughly 2018 treatment in terms of tone, music, and style”. The show will follow three homicide detectives, an actress, and a female reporter who are brought together through the detectives’ pursuit of a sadistic serial killer in Los Angeles in the 1950s.
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