CBS Developing ‘Einstein’ Police Procedural From ‘Monk’ Creator Based On German Series

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05 Sep 19

CBS Developing ‘Einstein’ Police Procedural From ‘Monk’ Creator Based On German Series (pictured)

CBS has put into development a new police procedural, based on the German series ‘Einstein’ from Red Arrow Studios & Intrigue Entertainment it has been announced.

The US version of the series is being developed by ‘Monk’ and ‘The Good Cop’ creator, Andy Breckman, and follows the brilliant but directionless great-grandson of Albert Einstein. He is a smart, smooth-talking, comfortably tenured professor, but when he gets in trouble with the law, he is pressed by the police to help a local detective solve their most puzzling cases.

To us, this screams at CBS looking for a replacement for ‘Elementary’, which concluded its 7 Season run in August across the pond and is currently airing on Sky Witness in the UK. It could also help fill the ‘Instinct’ shaped hole left in the schedules after the US network canned that series after 2 Seasons.

The original German dramedy series was written by Martin Ritzenhoff and Matthias Dinter, based on their 2015 film, with Tom Beck in the lead role, but was cancelled earlier this year after 3 Seasons. This isn’t the first time the US has tried adapted the series. A version was originally underway last year for NBC by ‘Shadowhunters’ writer Michael Reisz, but it did not move forward.

Breckman would exec produce the series, alongside director/executive producer Randy Zisk (‘Monk’, ‘Bones’). James Baker, Bo Stehmeier, Shirley Bowers would exec produce for Red Arrow Studios International, with Tariq Jalil, Lucas Carter and Joe Wiggins for Intrigue, and Howard Klein for 3 Arts Entertainment. CBS Television Studios serves as the studio.

‘Einstein’ is currently only in development, but we’ll let you know if it moves forward.