CBS wins today.
It has been announced that Homeland's co-creators, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, are getting in bed with the network on a new drama, Anatomy of Violence. The project is based on Adrian Raine's upcoming non-fiction book, The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime, which centers on a female FBI agent who starts working with a psyhciatrist with a shady background and whom the FBI agent shares a past connection.
If the series is picked up, Gordon will be the series' (developed by 20th Century Fox TV) showrunner. Gansa - his long-time writing partner and Homeland showrunner - would executive produce and write. Hugh Fitzpatrick is also attached as co-executive producer.
Strike while the iron is hot, CBS. A week-and-a-half ago, Homeland cleaned up at the Emmys, where it scored nods in the writing, actor (Damian Lewis), actress (Claire Danes) and best drama categories. And its second season debut the following Sunday had record ratings -- up 60 percent from its season one premiere with 1.7 million viewers tuning in -- for Showtime.
Gordon’s Teakwood Lane has been very active on the development front. The company has set up Vigilant, a superhero origin story as well as a family adventure drama with Invasion's Shaun Cassidy at Fox.
Gordon and Gansa, started together on Spenser: For Hire, Beauty and the Beast and The X-Files before going their separate ways for nearly 15 years.