Monday, February 4, 2013
HUGE News! CBS Buys INTELLIGENCE Pilot; David Semel Directing!
I actually had two emails, one from producer Tripp Vinson, the other from my film agent, Joe Veltre, both delivering the same stellar news: CBS bought the pilot!
By "the pilot," I'm referring to Intelligence, the show based on my YA thriller, Dissident (Simon & Schuster, January 2014).
Last week, David Semel, who has directed and / or produced a ton of great TV, including the pilot for Person of Interest and episodes of Homeland, Heroes, CSI, House, and American Horror Story, joined the team. He will direct the pilot and produce alongside Michael Seitzman (North Country) and Tripp Vinson (Red Dawn).
As I understand it -- and admittedly, my understanding is blurry at best -- now they make the pilot. If CBS likes the pilot, they order the series, which would air this fall.
None of this seems quite real. But it is real, and people are talking about it: Entertainment Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Deadline Hollywood, and dozens of other sources on line. Weird. Cool, but weird, you know?
The Deadline Hollywood article is here.
What an unbelievable blessing to have so many great people working on my story. I can't wait to see what happens. Wish me luck!