Homeland Co-Creators Sell Anatomy Of Violence Pilot To CBS

By Jessica Grabert 2012-10-04 20:11:03 discussion comments
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Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa are having a very good couple of weeks. The Homeland co-creators were the critical darlings at this year’s Emmys ceremony, winning two awards, including best drama series (the show itself won a slew more). Now, the duo have sold a crime drama called Anatomy of Violence to CBS. The procedural heavy network seems to have really wanted the project, since the company has already ordered a pilot for the endeavor.

Gordon and Gansa will have a pretty heavy hand in the pilot, and will both executive produce and co-write Anatomy of Violence. The project is based on the upcoming nonfiction title The Anatomy Of Violence: The Biological Roots Of Crime, which will hit the market in June of 2013. According to Deadline, like Homeland, the duo's project will feature an interesting female lead. In the CBS pilot, however, the female lead will be an FBI agent who works with a psychiatrist to solve cases. Between Patrick Jane, John Reese, and now this potential psychiatrist, the network is running out of weirdo personality types to help solve crimes.

It’s pretty cool that Gordon and Gansa have continued with the writing partnership they began many years ago, and honestly, with the word ‘crime’ related to the pilot, Anatomy of Violence has a good shot of making it to air on CBS. It certainly helps that Gordon and Gansa are a hot commodity right now, but the ultimate decision concerning whether the show will make it to series will still rely on the pilot. We’ll keep you posted when casting news wafts our way.
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