EXCLUSIVE: The Sopranos alums Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green are heading back to suburbia for another family show with mob elements. NBC has put in development Park Road, from Sony TV and eOne, which has received a script commitment with penalty. Based on the Danish show Lærkevej (trailer with English subtitles below), Park Road is an hourlong black comedy about three orphaned siblings forced to flee their big city life when the eldest of the three accidentally kills an Albania mobster in a drug scuffle. With the body in their trunk, they escape to Park Road, an isolated ex-urban neighborhood where no one turns out to be as benign and ordinary as they seem. Burgess and Green are writing/executive producing. The project originated from a visit eOne’s EVP Global Production Carrie Stein and Becca Tesarfreund, who oversees formats, made to Scandinavia where they met with local producers. They found Lærkevej, optioned it from Denmark’s Cosmo Films and brought it to Sony, which partnered with eOne to develop a U.S. adaptation and sell it to NBC. ICM Partners-repped Burgess and Green came on board after sparking to the format, which they felt was right in their sweet spot tonally, between two series they spent years on, The Sopranos, for which they won 3 Emmys, and Northern Exposure. Lærkevej aired for 2 seasons on TV 2 (22 episodes) in Denmark, followed by a feature film.
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