TNT Orders Pilot for Untitled Bounty Hunter Drama Starring Oscar Winner Geena Davis

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January 17th, 2013

via press release:

TNT Orders Pilot for Untitled Bounty Hunter Drama
Starring Oscar® Winner Geena Davis

Leverage's Dean Devlin to Direct Pilot for Project
From Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts


TNT
has ordered a pilot for an untitled bounty hunter drama starring Oscar®-winning, Emmy®-nominated actress Geena Davis (The Accidental Tourist, Commander in Chief). The dramatic and quirky project casts Davis as an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business. The show is inspired by the real-life story of Mackenzie Green.

The pilot script for TNT's bounty hunter drama was written by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg, with Dean Devlin set to direct. Prendergast, Berg and Devlin serve as executive producers on the project along with John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Tom Lassally and Michael Rotenberg. Davis serves as co-executive producer, while Devlin and Berg are the showrunners. The project comes to TNT from Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts.

This marks Devlin's third TNT project. He previously served as executive producer on TNT's caper series Leverage, which ended its five-year run in December, as well as TNT's The Librarian trio of films.

About Electric Entertainment
Electric Entertainment is a full service film, television, and new media production company and studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Electric recently wrapped the fifth season of TNT’s action-packed drama Leverage.

Electric’s other television credits include TNT’s The Librarian, starring Noah Wyle which was the highest rated movie on cable that year (2004); its sequel, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines; and the third installment of the franchise, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. Along with Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry production company, Electric produced Syfy's The Triangle, which won an Emmy® for its Visual Effects and was the highest-rated miniseries on the cable channel since Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN (2002).

About TNT
TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Major Crimes, Perception, Franklin & Bash, Southland and the upcoming Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like the upcoming Boston's Finest, 72 Hours and The Hero. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Smallville and Law & Order; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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  • Richard Steven Hack

    Interesting project, and interesting choice of stars. I haven’t seen Geena in a long time in anything. The last time I saw her was when she was doing action movies with her previous husband directing. I thought the movies were good (Long Kiss Good Night and Cutthroat Island), but the critics savaged them. She’s a good actress as the awards testify.

    With Dean Devlin behind it, if it’s as quirky as Leverage, it might work.

  • silvit

    Just old. Old and tired. LOL at TNT. Instead of choosing interesting and different shows, they chose tired concept and old actresses. How old is she? 50? TNT get the memo: people don’t like to see old people on screen especially not old women. (Harry’s Law I’m looking at you)

  • Jeff

    Good for her. She deserve to have a constant job. I wish her the best.

  • Mayorofsmpleton

    Silvit. You are part of the problem. Congrats.

  • Shepherd

    Yea! Gena the Dog Hunter. I mean Gena Dog the Bounty Hunter. LOL. TNT will still pick this joke up, and probably even renew it for a second season regardless of the crappy ratings. Most likely DOA.

  • FowlScat

    Geena Davis the project killer. Certain to fail, she is unwatchable. Always cast in the wrong parts. Flabby old woman is tough, yeah we have seen these fails before.

  • DenverDean

    At this rate, TNT will create more older skewing procedurals than CBS! Good grief. TNT should partner with CBS to take on new episodes of CSI:NY, which does pretty well for them in those late hours and air them in primetime.

  • silvit

    @Mayorofsmpleton

    Yet I watched Harry’s Law before I realized it wasn’t my thing, I watched The Closer and still watching The Good Wife. Never watched Honey Boo boo, Real Housewives, Jersey Shore etc. etc.

    Just because I watch something it doesn’t mean other people do. And numbers are numbers. People don’t like to watch this stuff, not even women. What can we do?

  • Rob

    @silvit

    Actually, people do like to watch this stuff. The theme of this show is really close to The Closer, which was a huge hit for TNT. I think that is exactly why this show was ordered.

  • POlo

    Is that a picture of Geena Davis??
    God, what happened to her? :D

  • Dan S

    This show reminds me of a similar show back in the 90’s on USA. Annette o’Toole before Smallville starred in The Huntress where she & her daughter were bounty hunters. It was a fun little show & looking forward to this new show from Dean Devlin now that Leverage is over.

  • silvit

    @Rob

    Well, first of all when The Closer began Kyra Sedgwick was younger. And it showed on screen. Then, it was years ago. Now the novelty wore off. The crime/procedural now skew much older than just a few years ago and we know that old viewers are meaningless.

    Lastly, The Closer was canceled for a reason. Its total viewers remained the same or improved, yet its demo went down. Things change, tv landscape changes. That’s normal.

    By your reasoning they should order a pilot with a 70 year old woman to be successful because hey, Murder She Wrote was a huge hit in the past. :-)

    That is the mistake that TNT is making, they look at the past instead of looking forward. That’s why they are down instead of on the rise. USA is realizing that and in fact they are moving towards a different direction. To quote what a 50 year old woman recently said ;-), change, you gotta love it

    By the way, even Kyra S. in an interview prior the Closer finale admitted what I’m saying, so it’s not me, it’s just the nature of the business.
    Look at how this show will flop out of the gate.

  • Anonymous

    The Closer wasn’t canceled, it could go on for 10 seasons if Kyra’s ego and laziness didn’t get in the way.

  • silvit

    @Anonymous

    Please, it was too expensive to continue. The ratings were on decline, as proven by its 2012 ratings and Kyra S. salary was huge. And rightfully so. Both her and TNT decided that it was time to end it. Better to go out on top -which it wasn’t- than with a whimper.

    You are a fool of you think it had more seasons in the tank. Just look at its ratings. And Kyra S. hasn’t been egotistic or lazy, she has been smart. TNT would have given The Closer the Leverage/Saving Grace treatment once its ratings slipped, which they did, and given how important that show has been to cable tv, it really didn’t deserve that.

    TNT sucks and once it falls out of love with its shows they treat them like crap. TNT should close door, it’s a useless and uninspired channel anyway. Only old people care about it. It will keep going down. :-)

  • Anonymous

    TNT didn’t decide anything, Michael Wright said that he’d want for it to continue. It was all Sedgwick. Why are you claiming stuff you know nothing about? Stick to facts.

    You and your old people. You sound like a broken record. You’re getting really annoying with your know-it-all comments when you know absolutely nothing. Your opinion aren’t facts when you have no proof for what you’re saying.

    Don’t compare The Closer to Leverage or Saving Grace, those shows had twice as lower ratings than The Closer. The Closer could still go on for a few seasons, it was still one of top-rated shows for TNT and in its 7th season.

  • mira

    I LOVE Gena Davis soooo much she is such an amazing actress
    i hope the show turns out to be good specially that tnt doesnt require big numbers in ratings for renewal

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