Kelsey Grammer has sold a drama project to NBC that’s based on the economic theory made popular by the bestseller "Freakonomics," reports Deadline.com.
The project, called "Pariah," tracks an academic hired by the mayor of San Diego to run a task force using "Freakonomics"-inspired methods, the story notes. The task force causes division in the police department as the academic solves crimes by playing out his theories on the city’s residents, the piece adds.
From Lionsgate Television and Grammer’s Grammnet Productions, the project will be executive produced by Grammer, Stella Stolper and Brian Sher. Kevin Fox of "Law & Order: SVU" will write the procedural.