Big news this week, as per our Twitter and Facebook posts yesterday, Billy is to return to television with a new series called HURT PEOPLE.
EXCLUSIVE: In his first series role since concluding his nine-year turn on CSI, William Petersen is set to star in and executive produce Hurt People, a drama series set up at Graham King and Tim Headington’s GK-tv. The project, written by Peter Macmanus, centers on Hollis Brown (Petersen), a veteran hitman employed by the crime family that killed his wife. Brown has been enlisted to hunt down his estranged daughter who is intent on destroying those responsible for her mother’s death. Brown is a stark departure from Petersen’s character on CBS’ CSI, the brooding and likable Gil Grissom. Because of Hurt People‘s dark tone, I hear the series is targeting primarily cable networks as well as emerging original programming players like Netflix. Petersen will executive produce the project, which will be taken out shortly, with his producing partner Cynthia Chvatal, Macmanus, King, Headington and GK-tv president Craig Cegielski. Macmanus’ manager Beth Stine is attached as supervising producer.
Watch this space for further news on the series over the coming weeks.
Many of you are asking what GK-tv is, well GK-tv is the TV production and distribution company owned by Graham King (producer of THE DEPARTED, BLOOD DIAMOND and more recently HUGO, to name a few). The company produced the popular CAMELOT series last year on the Starz network.
In other news, now our internet connection is back up and working, we’ll be announcing the winner of the Detachment Poster giveaway shortly.