Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker, most recently seen in front of the camera on CBS' short-lived spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, is back behind the scenes for his next TV project.

TNT is developing the drama project H.I.K.E. with Whitaker's Spirit Dance Entertainment production company. But Whitaker is not only an executive producer on it, he's also co-writing the drama along with Amanda Green (Law & Order: SVU). Marc Levin is a consulting producer.

H.I.K.E., which stands for "Home Invasion Kidnapping Enforcement," will follow tough female cop Maggie Tarrant as she runs a Phoenix-based law enforcement team while simultaneously juggling her home life as a wife and mother.

Whitaker has been busy in recent years splitting his time between acting and producing. He was also an executive producer on Sundance Channel's Brick City.

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