NBC is resurrecting “Blue Blood,” the Brett Ratner-Neil Tolkin police drama that had been set up at Fox last year, reports Variety.
The network has greenlit production of a pilot for the project, with Ratner aboard to direct and executive produce via his Rat TV and 20th Century Fox TV. Shooting is set to begin in New York this fall.
Gina Matthews (What Women Want) and Grant Scharbo are executive producing via their Little Engine Productions. Tolkin wrote the pilot script and will executive produce.
Based on the bestselling 2004 autobiography by New York cop Ed Conlon, “Blue” is an ensemble hour about a rookie NYPD police officer. The twist: The newbie officer is a Harvard grad who decides to return to the family beat — law enforcement.