CBS Buys Drama Series From ‘Homeland’s’ Michael Cuesta, ‘CSI’s’ Carol Mendelsohn

Oct 5, 2012  •  Post A Comment

CBS has a detective drama in the works from Michael Cuesta, director and executive producer of Showtime’s “Homeland,” and Carol Mendelsohn, exec producer and showrunner of CBS’s “CSI,” Deadline.com reports.

The series, “Second Sight,” is based on a 2000 U.K. series that starred Clive Owen. The project is in development for CBS at CBS TV Studios, the story reports.

“’Second Sight’ centers on a homicide detective going blind who turns his affliction into an advantage — using his heightened senses and intuition to solve crimes,” the story reports. “Cuesta will write the adaptation with his brother Gerald Cuesta. The two previously teamed for another CBS drama project, the cult 2007 zombie pilot ‘Babylon Fields,’ which Gerald co-wrote and Michael directed.”

Michael Cuesta will direct the project, while he and Mendelsohn will executive produce along with her executive Julie Weitz, Paula Milne, creator of the original series, and Nick Reed.

Deadline adds: “Weitz secured the rights to the British format for Carol Mendelsohn Prods. through British-born agent-turned-producer Reed, with whom she previously worked together at ICM. Gerald Cuesta and Phil Goldfine are co-executive producing.”

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