A new project from the producer behind the “CSI” franchise has found a home at a broadcast network, but it’s not one of the Big Four. The project from mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has been bought by the CW.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the CW ordered a script for the dramedy project, “Bone House.”
The project will be written by Sheri Elwood of ABC’s “Flash Forward,” and is about a group of estranged siblings who operate a private autopsy company.
“Elwood will pen the script and exec produce the hourlong Warner Bros. Television entry alongside Bruckheimer via his studio-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television banner with banner President Jonathan Littman and Exec VP KristieAnne Reed also on board,” the story notes.
The sale is Bruckheimer’s third broadcast sale for the season, following the sales of “Couch Detective” to ABC and Fox’s “Black Cadillacs,” the report notes. He has also sold a pilot to TNT for a cocaine drama.
The piece adds: “For The CW, meanwhile, ‘Bone House’ arrives as the network is preparing to launch hourlong dramedy ‘Jane the Virgin.’ The network also has DC Comics adaptation ‘iZombie,’ about a med student-turned-zombie who works at the Coroner’s Office to gain access to brains she has to eat to retain her humanity, on tap for midseason from ‘Veronica Mars’’ Rob Thomas.”
Bruckheimer has also been behind a string of wildly successful feature films, including “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Top Gun,” “Bad Boys,” “Enemy of the State,” “Crimson Tide,” “Black Hawk Down” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies.