*Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment have two TV shows in development at different networks, reports Deadline.com.
HBO’s sister channel Cinemax has its hands on “Kingpin,” an hourlong drama from Black List writer Chad St. John (“Ronin”). It centers on a crafty and careful mid-level drug trafficker trying to get out of the business. He is blackmailed back into it by a dirty DEA agent — who’s really a dirty CIA agent, because the agency can no longer work with murderous cartels — who secretly plans to make the trafficker a puppet kingpin.
“Kingpin” is one of two drama projects St. John and Overbrook are collaborating on, along with “Watchlist,” which recently sold to Fox.
“Watchlist” is about two ex-clandestine Special Ops teammates who sacrifice their normal lives to come to the rescue of a third former teammate who is framed by a powerful CIA faction for a political assassination. A game of cat and mouse on the streets of Boston ensues as the trio takes on the technology and unlimited budget of the CIA.
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