If it isn't good enough for a major broadcast network, that means it's probably good enough for Turner Network Television. TNT has picked up three procedural pilots that were originally developed for other networks as part of its "Drama. Period." initiative.
The first is a private investigator drama called King And Maxwell, from author David Baldacci and NCIS: Los Angeles creator Shane Brennan. The project, created for CBS last season and set up at TNT in May, follows Baldacci's popular literary characters, a pair of former Secret Service agents named Sean King and Michelle Maxwell whose unique skill sets and razor-sharp chemistry give them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement.
The second pick-up is a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced procedural entitled Trooper, which actually made it to the pilot stage last season at CBS with Mira Sorvino as a recently divorced state trooper who has an unconventional style both at work and at home, raising her three children. She is partnered with a widowed father whose approach to policing is much more traditional. No word on whether Sorvino will be following the project to TNT.
The final pilot snatched up by TNT this week is Legends, based on the novel by Robert Littell. Developed by Homeland writer/producer Howard Gordon and feature-film screenwriters Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback, Legends centers on a deep-cover operative whose uncanny knack for adopting different personalities for different jobs has left him with an identity crisis. This one was originally set up at NBC.
After reading the description of the book, Legends sounds like it has the most potential to me. Do any of these projects stick out for you?