FX is teaming up with Rescue Me producers Denis Leary and Jim Serpico for a new comedy pilot, Bronx Warrants, the network announced Wednesday.
Based on the real lives of David Joglar and Richard Wetzel, who also act as co-producers, Bronx Warrants follows a group of errant warrant detectives in The Bronx who are tasked with hunting down and arresting individuals with outstanding warrants. The detectives receive bonuses for each "body" they bring in, making their incentive less about justice and more about the cash.
Series creator Dean Lorey (Arrested Development) will serve as executive producer along with Leary, Serpico and Tom Sellitti.
"We've enjoyed a great relationship with Denis, Jim and Tom through seven years of Rescue Me and I believe they found the perfect project to continue that relationship," Eric Schrier, FX executive vice president and head of series development, said in a statement. "Dean Lorey has taken this unique squad and created a hilarious and surprising world of characters and situations."
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"I'm thrilled to be working with Denis Leary, Jim Serpico and the great team at FX," said Lorey. "We loved this show from the second real life Bronx Warrants cops David Joglar and Richard Wetzel shared their insane exploits with us and we can't wait to get shooting."
Leary added: "I speak for everyone at Apostle when I say it's great to be welcomed back into the FX family where we hope to make a laugh-out-loud half hour and — even more importantly — use the network's juice to sneak into the Emmy gifting suites and come away with many bags of shiny swag."
Are you excited for Bronx Warrants?