Release Date: 3/13/2007
TNT Boasts Oscar®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Winners in Dynamic Original Programming Slate
Steven Bochco, Dean Devlin, THE CLOSER’s Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin, William J. McDonald and Jorge Zamacona, Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh Developing New Drama Series for TNT
The network’s high-profile development slate boasts the limited series THE TALISMAN, from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Spielberg, as well as an as-yet-untitled legal drama from Bochco; LEVERAGE, a new action drama from Devlin; an untitled series from THE CLOSER executive producers Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin, as well as Michelle Ashford; THE SAINT, an updated version of the popular 1960s series; and A.D. (working title), a new family drama.
"Our strategy with original series is to provide an environment in which the industry’s best and brightest can work and be successful," said Wright. "The roster of top talent coming to work at TNT demonstrates our commitment to providing our viewers with the very best dramatic entertainment possible."
Wright also announced that TNT is creating extensive broadband content complementing its series.
The following are TNT’s original projects slated for premiere this summer or going into production or development:
THE SAINT - One-hour drama series in development
Classy, suave, debonair, charming international thief Simon Templar (AKA The Saint) makes an action-packed return in this updated version of the classic 1960s series. This series pilot comes to TNT from executive producer William J. McDonald (Rome) and producer Jorge Zamacona (Homicide: Life on the Street, Wanted).
Turner Network Television (TNT), television’s destination for drama and one of cable’s top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the acclaimed detective drama The Closer, starring Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick; Saving Grace, a bold new drama starring Oscar winner Holly Hunter; Heartland, a powerful medical drama with Treat Williams and Kari Matchett; and this summer’s eagerly anticipated television event The Company, executive-produced by Ridley Scott and starring Chris O’Donnell, Michael Keaton and Alfred Molina. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Without a Trace, Law & Order, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling prime-time specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.
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