NBC has a drama project in development that’s inspired by the classic Akira Kurosawa film “Rashomon” and is being shepherded by “CSI” showrunner and executive producer Carol Mendelsohn.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Mendelsohn is partnering with Daniel and Ben Barnz on the project, “Prism.”
“Picked up with a script commitment, the project is described as a provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of someone different who is involved,” THR reports. “Driven by an ensemble of complicated and original characters, the drama will explore bias in the criminal justice system and let the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story.”
The report adds: “Daniel Barnz (‘Cake’) will pen the script, direct the potential pilot and executive produce alongside his husband, Ben Barnz, and their We’re Not Brothers shingle. Mendelsohn will exec produce the Universal Television project alongside her production company topper Julie Weitz.”