Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz’s Carol Mendelsohn Productions (CMP) have signed a multi-year First Look Live deal with Fox Entertainment.
The announcement was made by Fox Entertainment President of Entertainment Michael Thor during MIPCOM Cannes. Under the deal, CMP will produce scripted dramas for Fox. If any shows are greenlit, they will be fully owned by Fox, with Mendelsohn and Weitz executive producing.
CMP has developed one project under the deal – a sequel to Thomas Perry’s novel The Bomb Maker. According to the official blurb, the series follows former chief Dick Stall, who is called in after most of the LAPD’s bomb squad is killed in a home bombing. On his first day back, a team of three men are now sent to a suspected car bomb, and it quickly becomes clear to him that they will be dealing with a criminal who appears to be the bomb squad himself, the intended target.
A search is currently underway to adapt the book for the screen. This is Mendelsohn’s latest attempt to adapt “The Bomber” because the project was previously established by Fox in 2017, but in the end it did not go forward.
“Carroll is one of the greatest architects of broadcast television’s most influential and longest-running dramas,” said Thor. “Along with Julie, we have two of the most talented, respected producers in the industry; and we are excited to bring their creativity and powerful storytelling to Fox, beginning with the development of ‘The Bomber.’ And they have direct access to the network and programming team, which are rare commodities in today’s marketplace.
“When Julie and I sat down with Michael Thorne and Brooke Bowman, it was a quick meeting of the minds,” Mendelsohn said. “This is a unique innovation opportunity for us and we are excited about our new partnership and all the possibilities.”
Mendelsohn is best known for her work on CBS’s “CSI” franchise, where she served as co-creator and executive producer on “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY” and “CSI: Cyber. She also executive produces “CSI: Vegas,” which recently began its second season on CBS.
Mendelssohn is repped by WME, TFC Management and Jackoway Austin Thierman.