Halle Berry to produce new CBS medical drama

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Halle Berry’s production company, 606 Films, has landed its first deal with CBS studios. They will be teaming up with House executive producer Katie Jacobs for another medical drama.

Still untitled, the project will be written by Larry Kaplow and will center on a mysterious surgeon who imprisons himself in a high-end private hospital, located on a prison property.

Aside from Jacobs, Berry will produce for 606 Films, along with partner Elaine Goldsmith Thomas

The production company is also currently working on Kidnap, a thriller which stars Berry. The movie script is written by Knate Gwaltney and will be directed by Luis Prieto.

The unnamed Kaplow project rides on the continuing popularity of the medical drama genre. To date, there are many series in the works or have just signed pilot commitments with specific networks.

CBS, for example, has an untitled project with Sarah Watson, Jason Katims and Code Black.

There will also be a reworked copy of the South Korean TV drama Good Doctor, which will have Daniel Dae King producing, and Austen’s Razor is another medical crisis drama series, inspired by bioethics authority Arthur Caplan.

Fox TV has The Cure, which is brought to viewers by Malcolm Gladwell and Medium creator Glenn Cordon. ABC also has its own medical advocate drama project by Jennifer Klein, David Marshall Grant and Sheldon Turner, as well as NBC’s Critical produced by Eva Longoria, Katie Lovejoy and John Glenn.