CBS Developing Modern-Day Western from CSI Creator
CSI creator Anthony Zuiker is heading out of the crime lab and into the Wild West for his next project.
The writer and producer is developing a modern-day Western crime drama, Desperado, for CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Not unlike FX's Justified, Desperado will blend modern crimes with outlaw justice, focusing on a group of San Antonio policemen who clean up the streets cowboy-style.
Zuiker will serve as executive producer, alongside Matthew Weinberg and Hitman 2's Kyle Ward, who will also write.
The network also has another series in the works — one from the producers of Justified. Based on a story by crime novelist Joel Goldman, legal drama Knife Fight will revolve around a female public defender who becomes a prosecutor to pursue the truth. Dexter's Michael Cuesta is writing, executive-producing and directing.