Ken Sanzel is having a busy first development season at Universal TV, which he signed an overall deal in April. Sanzel has sold two drama projects to NBC, which he is writing and executive producing.
Hood reimagines Robin Hood as an Iraq War veteran-turned-outlaw in an Upstate NY county besieged by rapacious bankers and a corrupt, privatized police department.
Gen Mishima is based on a Chilean format created by created by Enrique Videla and Vladimir Rivera for Parox S.A. and TV Chile. Sergio Aguero, a producer focusing on Latin and international material who brought in the format, will executive produce the NBC adaptation with Sanzel. It centers on a journalist and a FBI agent who investigate an underground culture of a group of brilliant kids who were part of an experimental school training the next generation of leaders which burned down years ago.
Former New York City cop Sanzel moved to Universal TV after a long tenure at CBS TV Studios where he most recently serves as executive producer/showrunner on the CBS drama NYC 22. Before that, Sanzel, repped by UTA and manager Jeff Field, spent several years as executive producer/showrunner on the long-running CBS drama Numbers.
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