NBC has given green light to the pilot episode of drama ‘Redliners’. Inspired by the creation of best-selling author Charlaine Harris.
Written by Emerald City executive producer Shaun Cassidy and comic creator Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly), Redliners is based on short stories by Harris, whose books also inspired HBO’s hit vampire drama True Blood.
Cassidy, DeConnick and Janollari executive produce through Universal TV and studio-based David Janollari Entertainment. Cassidy has been under an overall deal at Uni TV, as has been DeConnick, alongside her husband, fellow comic book writer Matt Fraction.In the tone of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Redliners mixes humor, romance and espionage. It follows a pair of former operatives who get reactivated and drawn into a larger conspiracy while attempting to maintain their undercover lives.