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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.