CBS has handed out a put pilot commitment for “Sawyer & Huck,” a modern-day take on the classic Mark Twain characters.
Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier (“The Blacklist”) have penned and Anthony Hemingway (“Treme”) will direct the pilot for this new take in which a murder case in St. Louis sees Tom Sawyer hiring his previously estranged boyhood friend Huck Finn as an investigator for his foundering one-man legal firm.
Together they take on cases for people who don’t have anywhere else to turn. “Drop Dead Diva” creator Josh Berman will executive produce.
This isn’t the first project of this kind, three years ago ABC developed a Tom Sawyer-Huckleberry Finn drama with the pair as investigators in a steampunk New Orleans.