CBS has handed out the first pilot production commitment of this year’s pitch season. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the network bought “Austen’s Razor,” a drama executive produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and from Legendary Television.
It will be co-produced with CBS TV Studios, which is part of Legendary’s strategy of partnering with the networks it’s selling to, Andreeva notes.
She writes, “‘Austen’s Razor’ centers on a character inspired by Arthur L. Caplan, an authority on bioethics, who works for the NYU Langone Medical Center and consults for companies and organizations around the globe. Caplan will co-write the script for the project — about a brilliant bioethicist called in at crisis moments to solve the most complicated, dynamic and confounding medical issues imaginable — with David Klass and Perri Klass.”
David Klass is a movie writer, while his sister Perri Klass is also a screenwriter and a New York pediatrician.
Arthur L. Caplan