[02/27/07 - 12:54 AM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 27 Updates include: MTV adds six new series while Fred Willard, Christopher Titus, Dylan McDermott and Carrie-Anne Moss all land pilot gigs.
[02/26/07 - 12:52 AM] Development Update: Monday, February 26 Updates include: Christopher Guest to direct ABC's "The Thick of It," new roles for Eddie Cibrian, Jim Rash, Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Paquin and more!
[02/16/07 - 12:42 AM] Development Update: Friday, February 16 Updates include: Ryan Murphy gets new overall deal/season of "Nip/Tuck," the CW lines up pilot directors and TBS adds Frank Caliendo's sketch comedy series.
STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) From film director Guy Ritchie (Snatch; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), comes a sophisticated procedural set in Chicago's Area 4 Violent Crimes Unit. Bringing his rock-n-roll filmmaking style to the small screen, Ritchie keeps the evidence moving in a taut drama. A brutal murder sets the action in motion. Immersive hand-held camera work takes us deep into the elite squad as young homicide detectives Panelli and Sawchuck assemble a roster of suspects all with a motive to kill. One by one, Rashomon-style, their stories are dissected. How would each of them take down their prey? How did they become the killer? Cutting edge, stylistic storytelling makes the evidence come alive as the detectives piece together each killer's path. The motive is the story and the tension is the process of elimination. One by one, each suspect gets their own moment until the final reveal brings it all into focus. The Matrix's Carrie Ann Moss, Golden Globe(R) nominee Michael Ealy ("Sleeper Cell," Barbershop) and Charles Dutton star as ambitious investigators driven to find truth and justice not easy or politically correct answers. The unpredictable narrative of this fast-paced drama will keep the audience glued to the screen every week, until each case is 100% solved.