CBS buys faith-based cop show from ABC Studios

CBS is keeping the faith.

Charley and Vlas Parlapanides

The network has interestingly bought ”The Centurion” from ABC Studios. It will be a high-concept drama about faith and responsibility, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Immortals” feature writers Charley and Vlas Parlapanides created it and are writing the script and will executive produce. “Revenge” consulting producer Bob Sertner and “Fast & Furious” writer Chris Morgan will produce.

“The Centurion” centers on an elite force recon Marine who, after almost dying in overseas combat, promises God to clear the debt of lives he has taken if he can return home to his family safely. He then returns to his career as a police detective and is guided by the angel of his best friend, who passed away in the crash.

While it is rare for CBS Studios to sell off-network, it had “Beautiful People” set up at NBC last pilot season. That co-production with Universal Television, which was set 10 minutes in the future in a “what-if” scenario, did not move forward.

Morgan also has an untitled heist drama in the works at ABC with Evan Katz (“24”) and Temple Hill (“Twilight”).

Charley and Vlas Parlapanides are both represented by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.


Written by: KurtK26
Oct 1st, 2012, 9:02 pm

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