The Walking Dead Producer Teams with Rosario Dawson to Bring Her O.C.T. to A&E

Actor Rosario Dawson (Eagle Eye, Sin City, Men in Black 2) is also co-creator of a comic book mini-series, did you know? And she is teaming up with Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of The Walking Dead, to bring her O.C.T. (Occult Crimes Taskforce of the N.Y.P.D.) to A&E. It’s still early days yet, but the talk is that the scripted drama may star Dawson, who will executive produce along with Hurd.

As first reported by THR, the story revolves around Sophia Ortiz, a new member of the taskforce which was formed after the Civil War to protect the citizenry from the evil side of all things supernatural. In New York apparently even demons have organized and are planning on taking over Manhattan.

The script will be written by Jorge Zamacona, whose credits include the gone-WAY-too-soon The Unusuals. He will also be a producer on the pilot, along with O.C.T. co-creator David Atchison, Ford Gilmore, and Tony Shasteen, the graphic novel’s illustrator.

A&E‘s original programming has been strong in the reality genre but over the past few years has developed some great scripted series, including The Glades and Breakout Kings, and last December’s miniseries Stephen King’s Bag of Bones.

We’ll definitely keep you posted!

Erin Willard
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