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German Procedural Einstein in Development for CBS


Red Arrow Studios International has licensed the German procedural drama Einstein for a U.S. remake with CBS.

The U.S. treatment is now in development with Monk creator and executive producer Andy Breckman re-teaming with Monk’s director and executive producer Randy Zisk. The series centers on the great-grandson of Albert Einstein who is forced to work with the police to solve crimes using his brilliant but eccentric mind.

The CBS development comes from the Monk duo, Tariq Jalil’s Intrigue Entertainment, Red Arrow Studios International and CBS Television Studios.

The original series of Einstein was commissioned by Germany’s SAT.1 and produced by Zeitsprung Pictures. Einstein has sold to over 100 territories, including Spain and Portugal, and the scripted format is being adapted in Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Bo Stehmeier, president at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “Einstein has been a huge hit in its home territory and around the world. It’s great to see the format being developed for the U.S. market by such talented and experienced partners, and we look forward to seeing how they bring the show to life for a domestic audience.”

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