NBC is reportedly developing a new police procedural with a title that has become synonymous with “genius.” Deadline reports that the project, “Einstein,” is centered on “a whip-smart, smooth-talking and illegitimate descendant of Albert Einstein who is recruited by the police for his skills at solving particularly complex cases.”
The report notes that the project, which is based on a popular German series, comes from writer Michael Reisz (“Shadowhunters”), Carol Mendelsohn, Tatiq Jalil’s Intrigue Entertainment and Universal TV.
“Reisz executive produces with Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz via Carol Mendelsohn Prods., Jan David Frouman, Henrik Pabst, and Shirley Bowers of Red Arrow, which is behind the original German format, as well as Intrigue’s Tariq Jalil,” Deadline reports. “Joe Wiggins and Lucas Carter co-produce for Intrigue. Universal TV produces in association with Carol Mendelsohn Productions and Intrigue.”