'La La Land' & 'Rent Live' Producer Marc Platt Sets Police Drama at Fox


"Saturday Night Special" follows a gaggle of officers working probably the most harmful shift of the week in Washington, D.C.

Fox is including one other cop drama to its growth roster.

The community has given a script dedication with penalty to Saturday Night Special, a drama about cops in Washington, D.C. It comes from author Robert Specland, who government produces with Marc Platt (La La Land, Fox's Grease Live and upcoming Rent Live) and Adam Siegel. 

The challenge is about up at 20th Century TV and Platt's eponymous manufacturing firm.

The present is described as a grounded police cleaning soap that follows a gaggle of tight-knit officers as they work Saturday nights, the wildest, most harmful shift of the week. It will have a look at the police pressure from lieutenants to rookies and the way the job impacts their lives and vice versa.

Specland is repped by UTA, Pacific View Management and Felker Toczek.

Saturday Night Special is the third crime drama Fox has put into growth this 12 months, becoming a member of initiatives from Greg Berlanti and Howard Gordon. The Berlanti present, Prodigal Son, comes from writers Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver and Warner Bros. TV; 20th-based Gordon is government producing Connect from author Rashad Raisani.

As the community transitions to "New Fox," a give attention to crime dramas makes some sense because the mandate is for broad-appeal exhibits. The community at the moment has only one police procedural, 911, on its schedule, and it's amongst Fox's highest-rated sequence

This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.