New Fox Cop Show Reunites Emmy-Winning ‘Oz’ Creator with Oscar-Winning Director

Oct 7, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Tom Fontana, the prolific Emmy-winning TV creator who was behind HBO’s "Oz" and NBC’s "St. Elsewhere" and "Homicide: Life on the Street," among others, has signed up with Fox for a new police series called "Chameleon," The Futon Critic reports.

The plot for the pilot is described as, "A cop goes missing for weeks, only to return a changed and delusional man–much to the chagrin of his partner."

The project will reteam Fontana with Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson; they previously worked together on "Homicide: Life on the Street."

Fontana has won Emmys for writing for “St. Elsewhere” and “Homicide,” and has been a part of numerous Emmy-nominated writing teams. Levinson won an Academy Award for best director for “Rain Man,” along with a number of other Oscar nominations, and has been a part of four Emmy wins, including outstanding director for “Homicide.”

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