Chaiken's Quean follows an edgy and independent Millennial hacker girl who teams up with an Oakland police detective to solve crimes. (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in America?) Joel Silver will serve as executive producer alongside Chaiken.
The untitled Ralph Lamb project is a period piece set in the '60s that tells the true story of Lamb, a rodeo cowboy turned longtime sheriff of Las Vegas. Nicholas Pileggi and Greg Walker will write and executive-produce alongside James Mangold, Cathy Konrad and Arthur Sarkissian.
Based on Ayelet Waldman's Mommy Track Mysteries book series, Applebaum centers on a former public defender who becomes a private investigator to keep from being bored to death as a stay-at-home mom. Waldman will write and executive-produce alongside Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper. Chris Columbus is also attached as the pilot's director and will also executive-produce.
CBS previously picked up the pilots Elementary, a modern take on Sherlock Holmes, a project from Jerry Bruckheimer, the legal drama Baby Big Shot, a half-hour comedy from Bridesmaids' Rebel Wilson, Widow Detective from CSI's Carol Mendelsohn, and an untitled Nick Stoller comedy.