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Aidan Quinn Joins NBC’s ‘Prime Suspect’

Nellie Andreeva

Aidan Quinn is set to co-star opposite Maria Bello in NBC’s drama pilot Prime Suspect. The remake of the British series centers on Jane Timoney (Bello), an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men. Quinn will play Jane’s boss, Lt. Kenny Rowe, the squad commander. Quinn, repped by Framework and Paradigm, co-stars opposite Liam Neeson in Unknown. Peter Berg is executive producing the UMS-produced pilot and directing from a script by Alexandra Cunningham.

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Maria Bello To Star In NBC’s ‘Prime Suspect’

Nellie Andreeva

NBC has found its Prime Suspect. Maria Bello is in final negotiations to play the iconic role originated by Helen Mirren in NBC’s remake of the hit British series.

Prime Suspect, from UMS and ITV Studio, centers on an iconoclastic female detective (Bello) who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men. The pilot was originally picked up last season but was pushed after difficulties casting the lead. (Back then, Bello was a top choice for NBC brass too.) The adaptation was given a revamp this development season with a new producing team, Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey of Film 44, and new writer, Alexandra Cunningham. The three are executive producing the pilot, with Berg also set to direct. History of Violence co-star Bello, repped by CAA, manager John Carrabino and attorney Bob Myman, has a history at NBC. She spent a season on ER and did a two-episode arc on Law & Order: SVU last year.

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NBC Picks Up Period Western Drama Pilot, Gives Formal Green Light To ‘Prime Suspect’

Nellie Andreeva

NBC is saddling up for The Crossing, picking up to pilot a period Western from Peter Horton. Additionally, the network has officially greenlit its adaptation of the British classic Prime Suspect, which had been rolled over from last season.

The Crossing (formerly Reconstruction) was originally developed at FX where it was set up in 2009. The drama, written by St. Elsewhere co-creator Josh Brand, is set in a Missouri town during the post-Civil War Reconstruction era and centers on Jason, a Civil War soldier who crosses the country and settles into a complicated town where he is welcomed as its savior — whether he likes it or not. Brand and Horton are exec producing, with … Read More »

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