NBC Seeks Kevin Kline Crime Series

Film and theater veteran Kevin Kline may be set to make a splash on the small screen if the Peacock network has its way.

Kevin Kline

Variety reports that NBC is apparently fast-tracking development on a series for the Academy Award-nominated star. Entitled "Crowninshield," the series is a detective drama from Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions and Universal Television, centering on a genius investigator-consultant and bachelor who becomes roommates with a compulsive thief. Apparently, production on the series is still in the early stages with final deals for the actor not yet in place.

Regardless, NBC is making the new series' finalization a priority, which should say quite a bit about the potential success they see in the project. NBC has been riding high on successful debuts recently, and continues to aggressively pursue several new projects in addition to Kline's crime series. "The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives" from Jerry Bruckheimer Television has entered casting and is expected to begin filming in November for Spring debut, along with Sony Pictures Television's medical drama "After Hours" from Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah ("Freaks and Geeks", "90210").

"Crowninshield" would be a first for veteran actor Kline, who currently provides voice talents on "Bob's Burgers" but has yet to head up a series of his own. The multi-talented performer has two Tony Awards and an Academy Award to his credit, in addition to five Golden Globe nominations for his numerous roles over the years.

- Kevin Kline
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Written by: kyleiam
Oct 11th, 2012, 10:06 am


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Message Posted On Oct 14th, 2012, 12:51 am

It's Kevin Kline, that he may be gracing all of us out here in TV land with his presence, is phenomenal. Here's one viewer who will be watching.


Message Posted On Oct 11th, 2012, 9:57 pm
Sound awesome if they do it right. I think it's kinda Elementary clone: case of the week, brilliant eccentric investigator, unexpected companion of investigator. Not mind blowing and groundbreaking as Person of Interest, but if executed properly it definitely will find it viewer. Of course, NBC is not network of choice (by a long shot), but may be for start of next season situation will improve as they now have such hits as Revolution and Go On.
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