Bomb squad drama exec produced by and starring Morris Chestnut gets put pilot commitment at Fox
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Bomb squad drama exec produced by and starring Morris Chestnut gets put pilot commitment at Fox

Morris Chestnut could be back at Fox.

A bomb squad drama starring and executive produced by the star has been set at the network.

Chestnut starred in Rosewood on Fox from 2015-2017.

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With a script written by CSI’s Carol Mendelsohn the would-be series, titled The Long Walk, is based on the upcoming novel, The Bomb Maker by Thomas Perry.

The synopsis, per Deadline: “When a killer with a deadly vendetta sets a trap and blows up half of the LA Bomb Squad, private security expert and retired bomb tech Dick Stahl (Chestnut) reluctantly returns to the team he left behind. Intent to not let the squad’s remaining rookies go it alone, Stahl must confront his past head-on as he trains, recruits and rebuilds the best bomb squad in the country – all while working to catch the killer, and responding to the diverse calls of an elite Bomb Squad. This extended family is a group of real heroes, risking their lives to protect the city, their loved ones… and each other.”

Other exec producers are Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz of her Carol Mendelsohn Prods, as well as and Brian Wilkins of LINK Entertainment.

Carol Mendelsohn Prods. originally optioned the novel, set for publication in January, and Medelsohn reached out to Chestunt to becoming the lead.

This would be her first series created outside of the three spinoffs of CSI.

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