Oscar-winner Geena Davis is returning to the small screen in a new TV series from Leverage writer-producer Amy Berg and co-showrunner Dean Devlin. The newly-greenlit pilot is based upon the real-life example of sexagenarian bail bondswoman and bounty hunter Mackenzie Green.
TNT has given the go-ahead to the tentatively-untitled pilot, not so long after the network decided to end Leverage following a five-season run. Devlin is directing from the script co-penned by Berg and Scott Prendergast (Wilfred); if the show is picked up, then Berg and Devlin will share showrunner duties, with the latter also producing through his Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts.
Here’s a description of Davis’ bounty hunter TV show pilot:
The dramatic and quirky project casts Davis as an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business.
The soon-to-be 57-year old Davis is a good age match for a character inspired by Green; though, not surprisingly, the latter has more of an ordinary (and physically-unintimidating) appearance, compared to the 6-foot tall former fashion model and Olympic archery team semi-finalist who’s essentially playing her on television.
You can check out Green in action by watching the clip below:
More on Devlin and Berg’s TV show (including, the official title) as the story develops.
Source: TNT [via Deadline]