De Niro To Develop TV Shows

October 15, 2008 By:
De Niro To Develop TV Shows

Robert De Niro
is making the jump to television. But rather than being in front of the camera, he’s getting the chance to develop and executive produce.

De Niro and his Tribeca Productions partner Jane Rosenthal have made a three-show deal with CBS, with a guarantee that one of the projects will be produced as a series pilot. And they have quite the writer on board for them--writer of The Departed and Body Lies William Monahan.

No word on what kind of series it’s going to be, but
Rosenthal tells Daily Variety, "It’s right in his wheelhouse, though, and set squarely in New York. Bob and I are huge fans of his movies and the characters he writes.”

Do we smell another mob drama coming to television?