A U.S. remake of the procedural crime drama Einstein is in development for NBC following a deal between Red Arrow Studios International and Universal Television.
The U.S. treatment will be produced by Universal TV, in association with Carol Mendelsohn Productions and Intrigue Entertainment. The original series was commissioned by Germany’s SAT.1 and produced by Zeitsprung Pictures. The story centers on Felix, the great-grandson of Albert Einstein, who is forced to work with the police to solve crimes using his brilliant but eccentric mind.
In Germany, Einstein has been recommissioned for a third season. The show has also sold to over 100 territories, including Sony’s AXN channels in Spain and Portugal. The scripted format is being adapted in Slovenia, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Red Arrow Studios International handles global sales of the format and finished tape.
Bo Stehmeier, executive VP of global sales at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “Einstein has found a huge fan base in its home territory and overseas. We are delighted the series is now being developed for the U.S. and we’re looking forward to seeing how our partners adapt these sharp, original scripts and characters for their domestic market.”