Halle Berry has just locked down another series at CBS – but unlike Extant, she’ll stay solely behind the camera.
According to Deadline.com, Berry‘s 606 Films has sold the first project under its first-look deal at CBS TV Studios, teaming up with House executive producer Katie Jacobs for another medical drama with an unorthodox protagonist.
The untitled project, written by Larry Kaplow, centers on an enigmatic surgeon who imprisons himself in a state of the art private hospital on the grounds of a prison.
Kaplow, Berry, her producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Jacobs will executive produce for 606 Films and CBS TV Studios.
As previously reported, 606 Films’ first-look deal at CBS TV Studios stems from Berry’s starring role in the studio’s drama series Extant, which has its season finale next week.
On the feature side, 606 has the Lotus Entertainment thriller Kidnap, which stars Berry and will be directed by Luis Prieto from a script by Knate Gwaltney. As reported yesterday, Relativity just picked up U.S. distribution rights to the film, which begins shooting this fall.