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