Nellie Andreeva

Geena DavisEXCLUSIVE: Only days after TNT opted to end his drama series Leverage after five seasons, Dean Devlin is back at the cable network with a high-profile new hourlong project. TNT has greenlighted a pilot for an untitled quirky bounty hunter drama starring Geena Davis. The show is inspired by the real-life story of bounty hunter Mackenzie Green (watch a short film about her below). It will star the Oscar winner as an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business. Devlin is set to direct the pilot, produced by his independent company Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts. Scott Prendergast and Leverage writer-producer Amy Berg wrote the script; Berg and Devlin and will serve as showrunners. The trio will executive produce with Ternion’s John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky and 3 Arts’ Tom Lassally and Michael Rotenberg. Davis serves as co-executive producer. In addition to Leverage, Devlin also executive produced TNT’s successful Librarian original movie trilogy. This marks TNT’s second drama pilot order in as many days, following the pickup of Steven Bochco’s Murder In The First yesterday. Berg and Prendergast are with UTA.

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