ABC is close to giving a put pilot commitment to a project written by former “CSI” showrunner Carol Mendelsohn and starring Felicity Huffman, reports Deadline.com.
The drama, from Sony Pictures TV and Carol Mendelsohn Productions, is about a special agent, played by Huffman, who leads the New York City Joint Terrorism Task force.
“A self-proclaimed sexual omnivore but true romantic at heart, she relies on her innate intuition, wry sense of humor and unbelievable ability to draw connections between disconnected bits of information that come across her desk,” the story says of the main character.
The project is produced by Rachel Winter of “Dallas Buyers Club” and stems from her friendship with Huffman, the piece adds. “They previously developed another TV script together, and Hoffman starred in the indie ‘Stealing Cars,’ which Winter produced. They were looking for another project to do together when Winter shared with Huffman an idea she had been mulling over about a woman leading a terrorist-threat response team,” the article notes.