CBS Hands Out First Pilot Production Commitment of the Season

Aug 8, 2014  •  Post A Comment

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.

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