Jane Espenson and Drew Z. Greenberg to Write RANDALL AND HOPKIRK (DECEASED)

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Writers Jane Espenson and Drew Z. Greenberg are teaming to pen the script for Syfy’s pilot development project, RANDALL AND HOPKIRK (DECEASED), from ITV Studios America. Syfy announced last May that it had acquired the rights to the classic British detective show for development as a potential one-hour series with Howard Braunstein of Jaffe/Braunstein Entertainment (The Memory Keepers Daughter/ Christmas in Canaan) on board as executive producer. Randall and Hopkirk is a co-production between Universal Cable Productions and ITV for Syfy. UCP will be the producing company.

Jane and Drew most recently collaborated on the Syfy original series Caprica, where Espenson served as executive producer and Greenberg as supervising producer. The pair also worked together on genre busting crossover television hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer where Espenson was a writer/producer and Greenberg a writer.

Espenson’s other writing and producing credits include Battlestar Galactica, Gilmore Girls and Dollhouse. Greenberg’s writing and producing credits include Warehouse 13 and Dexter.

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) is based on the popular British detective series from the late 1960s in which Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) was murdered while investigating a case. He returned as a ghost, visible only to his former partner, Randall (Mike Pratt), and assisted him in sleuthing from beyond the grave.

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