NBC Working on Crime Drama Featuring Inventor Thomas Edison Deadline

NBC is working on a crime drama featuring one of history's greatest inventors, Thomas Edison, reports

The drama, called "Edison," comes from Sony Pictures TV and Mark Johnson's Gran Via Productions. John Shiban, a producer on "Breaking Bad," is overseeing the script.

Set in 1880s Manhattan, "Edison" features the inventor -- who is already famous at the time -- as he works as an undercover consultant to the New York City Police Department. Edison taps into his instincts and devices to help decipher crime scenes, the story says.