For many actresses, particularly ones over the dismaying low age studios films have as an unofficial cut-off, TV’s become the main sanctuary for richer female characters — which may be why Geena Davis is headed back to TV after a stint as the heroine of ABC’s White House drama “Commander in Chief” in 2005-2006. (More recently, she played a role in A&E’s miniseries “Coma.”)
The Oscar-winning Davis will play the lead role in an untitled bounty hunter drama for which TNT just ordered a pilot. She’ll play an unconventional bondswoman whose eccentric approach to the job gives her an advantage in a tough business… eh, whatever, the drama’s based on the real-life story of San Francisco bailbond agent Mackenzie Green, who was profiled in the New Yorker in 2003.
Scott Prendergast (“Kabluey”) and Amy Berg wrote the script, while Dean Devlin, whose TNT con artists series “Leverage” was canceled in December, is set to direct. The three will serve as executive producers alongside John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Tom Lassally and Michael Rotenberg. Devlin and Berg will serve as showrunners — the project is Devlin’s third at the network, as he also created the Noah Wyle-led “The Librarian” TV movie series.
Here’s a short film about Green, the inspiration for the potential series.