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Casting Couch: Famke Janssen Cops to NBC Role

David Shore and Peter Blake have found their leading lady and it's Phoenix herself: Famke Janssen.

The untitled NBC pilot from David Shore, creator and exec producer of House, and House writer Peter Blake is a light drama/police procedural revolving around a female detective and her colleagues in Los Angeles. (Thank god, not another Manhattan-set cop drama.)

Famke Janssen (Nip/Tuck, X-Men) has been cast in the lead role of Christie Winters, a "beautiful" female cop in her 30s who "dresses well" and who gets paired with a new partner in African-American detective Luis Nelson. Fittingly, Christie meets her new partner at a crime scene on Mulholland Drive. (Again, thanks for the LA setting.)

Of course, this being a light, female-driven drama, expect some romantic hijinx as well as homicides, as poor Christie, though a great cop, is hopeless at dating. (Though I find it hard to believe that anyone that looks like Janssen is ever starved for company.)

The pilot, from NBC Universal TV, still is in dire need for a title. Let's just hope it's not "Lonely Winter Nights."

Comments

The CineManiac said…
Sounds like it could really go either way, and with Famke it's usually either hit or miss, so I guess we'll have to wait and see. But we all know a good title can change everything.
Travis
Anonymous said…
...a "beautiful" female cop in her 30s who "dresses well..."

Wow. What an original and facinating concept. How do they think these up?
Anonymous said…
Love Famke but this sounds kinda lame. Haven't we seen enough cops shows already?

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