DEADLINE: ABC Developing ‘Salamander’ Drama From Midnight Radio Based On Belgian Format
November 22, ABC has bought Salamander, a thriller drama from writer-producers Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg (CBS' Zoo) who work together under the Midnight Radio moniker.
Based on the 2012 Belgian series, Salamander 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.
Nemec and Pinkner will write the adaptation and will executive produce with Appelbaum, Rosenberg as well as Keshet and Beta. ABC Studios is the studio.
The original 13-episode series, written by Ward Hulselmans, centered on an incorruptible, old-school police inspector Paul Gerardi (Filip Peeters) who is investigating a suspicious bank robbery, becoming the target of both the criminals and the authorities. You can watch a trailer with English subtitles below from the show's broadcast in the UK.