For producer Dean Devlin, when one door closes another soon opens.
Just a month after cable network TNT canceled Devlin's con artist series "Leverage" after its fifth season, the greenlight has been given on a brand new series starring Oscar winner Geena Davis.
The currently untitled project will feature Davis as an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter, inspired by the real-life story of Mackenzie Green. The script was penned by Scott Prendergast ("Wilfred") and Amy Berg ("Eureka", "Person of Interest"), while Devlin will direct. The three will join John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Tom Lassally and Michael Rotenberg as executive producers on the project. This will be Devlin's third project with TNT, after the aforementioned "Leverage" as well as "The Librarian" television movies.
The Academy Award winning actress has taken the lead in a number of series, including ABC's "Commander In Chief" and "The Geena Davis Show," and most recently appeared in the low-rated mini-series "Coma" on A&E. The offbeat and unconventional character brings to mind Davis' role in the often overlooked film "The Long Kiss Goodnight," in which she convincingly plays a badass super spy. No doubt a career as a bounty hunter requires similar tough-as-nails chops, and Davis has proven to play that part well in the past.
What do you think of the prospects for this new series?