The Emmy-nominated writer of HBO's smash hit Boardwalk Empire has sold a pair of dramas to the broadcast networks.
Margaret Nagel sold a modern-day Sense and Sensibility story to CBS (lame) and crime drama Paradise Falls to Fox (lame). This is not the same as Darkness Falls, which we told you about last week.
The untitled Sense and Sensibility retelling is a modern retelling set in the world of medicine of the famous Jane Austin story, which deals with three unique sisters who have their lives turned upside down when the father who walked out on them during their childhood returns. Chaos ensues.
She will write and executive produce the Warner Bros. Television project.
Paradise Falls, on the other hand, is from Universal Television Studios. It focuses on a down-on-his-luck documentary filmmaker (there are other kinds?) who is sent by a crime reality program to cover a trial, which has shaken the town of Paradise Falls, Pennsylvania, to its core. Learning more about the case, he learns that corruption and deceit are everywhere and the case is a smokescreen for the town's accumulated ambition for fame.
Nagle will pen the script and executive produce. Working with her is Emmy winner Joe Berlinger (HBO's Paradise Lost), who will co-executive produce. The series will be loosely based on his experiences covering that case.