Vigilantism meets... social media?
CBS has given the green light to the regrettably named vigilante drama "#Resistance." The project sees big screen heavy hitter McG reportedly teaming with executive producer of "The Mentalist" Daniel Cerone for the new series, produced by McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision studio and Warner Bros Television.
The series centers on a young female detective with the San Francisco Police Department who employs her own brand of justice for criminals who manage to get away with their illegal activities. After going too far, the detective is fired from the police force, only to be brought in on an undercover operation in which she will pose as a vigilante.
The "Equalizer"-esque concept for the series is reportedly the brainchild of Wonderland vice president Jeff Grosvenor. McG himself has long had an attraction toward empowered female characters dating back to his breakout success directing the "Charlie's Angels" films, while writer Cerone has had a knack for working with characters who circumvent the system in their efforts to fight crime, working on Showtime's "Dexter" and CBS' "The Mentalist" as a writer and producer.
The only issue here is with the title, "#Resistance." The hashtag is not a typo, dear reader. Rather it is a black mark that threatens to ensure a short shelf life as social media developments inevitably leaves Twitter behind for the next big thing. Not to say I dislike Twitter, it's just that internet and social media fads have a tendency to burn bright for short spans, and this does not bode well for a series with long-term potential.