Rene Balcer

NBC, Dick Wolf join true crime craze

US broadcaster NBC and its most prolific procedurals creator, Dick Wolf, are getting in on the true crime trend. Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders will be an extension of writer-producer Wolf’s Law & Order franchise, but instead of closed episodes will run to eight parts that follow one case. Rene Balcer, […]

CBC forms Council with NBCU

Canadian public broadcaster CBC is working up an international thriller series with Law and Order showrunner René Balcer and NBCUniversal. The Council will be produced by Comcast Communications-owned NBCU International, plus Lark Productions (Motive), the Canadian producer it backs, and Keston International Productions. NBCU International Television Production will handle global rights. The series will follow […]

Starz developing Owen Wilson drama WonderWorld

Starz is developing WonderWorld, a one-hour drama, with movie star Owen Wilson’s production company The premium US cable net has been ramping up drama production with a view to hitting 75 hours a year of original scripted programming. The new drama will follow two FBI agents as they infiltrate the mob-controlled porn industry in 1980s […]