Bobby Deniro teams with a writer from "The Wire" for new series

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Robert "You talkin' to me" DeNiro is working with Richard Price, a former writer for HBO's "The Wire," to create a new cop drama for CBS. The series is tentatively titled "Rookies" and will follow a group of six newbie cops as they tackle high-crime areas.

With the series airing in CBS, "Rookies" surely won't be "The Wire," but Price has a knack for capturing the gritty reality of inner-city crime. Price also penned the underrated "Clockers" which could almost be a prequel to "The Wire."

With the highly respected DeNiro and Price involved in this project, there could be some great casting additions as well. We'll have to keep an eye on this one.