Stargate Atlantis‘s Martin Gero continues to make his mark on network television. The creator of Blindspot and The L.A. Complex has sold two new pitches for development by the networks through his Quinn’s House production company.
First up is Kung Fu, a one-hour drama that reimagines the classic 1970s series that starred David Carradine. In this female-led reboot, a young Chinese-American woman goes on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China, Deadline says. But when she returns home, she finds her hometown “overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.”
If the project goes to series Gero will share creator and executive producer credits with fellow Blindspot alum Christina M. Kim. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are also executive producers. Alternate versions of the project were previously in development at FOX (with different writers), but did not receive a pilot order.
Over on FOX Gero will executive produce the mystery drama The Service, with writer Drew Lindo (The 100). Here a journalist is shocked when her best friend, missing for 10 years, reemerges as an operative for a clandestine organization that creates elaborate public deceptions to change the lives of its clients. “As she follows the man she once knew into The Service’s web,” Deadline says, “she’ll discover that its unseen influence has the power to change the world.”
The Service is currently at the script stage, with the network committed to pay out a penalty if it is not picked up.
Finally, Gero will also executive produce Ghost for ABC, along with writer Justin Britt-Gibson (Counterpart, Into the Badlands). According to Deadline this show “follows Elton Cleaver, a once-celebrated CIA officer who was betrayed and left for dead by a shadowy organization embedded within the Agency. Living under a new identity, Cleaver now uses his skills to protect everyday people from threats beyond the law’s reach.”
The crime drama is in development for ABC, but has not yet been ordered to series.
Gero has an overall production deal with Warner Bros. TV.
In case three new shows wasn’t enough, Gero is also working on a reboot of The L.A. Complex, the soapy drama that ran on The CW in 2012 for a total of 19 episodes. (Stargate’s Jewel Staite was a co-star.) Deadline reports that the project, which was in the works at The CW last year, is being redeveloped for this year’s cycle.
Blindspot also returns to NBC later this season for its fifth and final season.
Each of these shows is at various stages of development, and won’t necessarily all make it to the screen. Networks typically order pilots into production early in the calendar year, and have made series orders by May.