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Donnie Wahlberg and Jon Avnet have teamed with TNT to develop a crime drama about a young war hero-turned-Drug Enforcement Administration officer working in his hometown of Boston, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Wahlberg, a Boston native, is expected to star in the tentatively titled “Morse Code,” from Warner Horizon TV. It’s being written by former “Law & Order” writer-producer Walon Green, with Avnet anticipated to direct. All three will produce.

Michael Wright, TNT’s top programmer, described the project as in the vein of The Departed, with the commingling of law enforcement and organized crime.