Deadline reports that BOOM! Studios has sold two new drama television series through its first-look deal with 20th Century Fox Television based on Justin Jordan and Ariela Kristantina's "Deep State" and Gary Phillips and Marc Laming's "The Rinse." Both projects will be executive produced by BOOM! CEO Ross Richie and President of Development Stephen Christy.
"Homeland's" Howard Gordan will executive produce "Deep State," which will be written by "Being Human's " Anna Fricke. The series focuses on FBI agent Katherine Branch, who is recruited by Control, a secret government branch that furthers popular conspiracy theories to distract from the far more weird and completely unexplainable events.
"The Rinse" will be written and executive produced by Mick Betancourt, and centers on Jeff Sinclair, the best money launderer in San Francisco, as he attempts to launder $25 million in stolen casino skim money.
The two projects are the latest in BOOM! Studios' development of its in-house series for television. BOOM!'s deal with 20th Century Fox TV was announced in August, similar to its first look film deal with 20th Century Fox established in October 2013. On the film side, BOOM!-based projects in development include an adaptation of Michael Alan Nelson, Matt Gagnon and Brian Stelfreeze's "Day Men" as well as films based on "Malignant Man," "The Foundation" and "Rust."