ABC has scored the U.S. remake rights to 2012 Belgian TV thriller series “Salamander”.
The original follows an incorruptible, old-school police inspector (Filip Peeters) whose investigation into a suspicious bank robbery makes him the target of both the crooks and the authorities.
The remake centers on a brilliant but misanthropic engineer who recruits a skeptical female FBI therapist to help him track a mysterious bank robber whose theft of 66 specific safety deposit boxes, belonging to the rich and powerful, sets in motion a series of blackmails that may be linked to a greater conspiracy.
Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg (“Zoo”) will executive produce. Nemec and Pinkner will write the adaptation.