Samuel L. Jackson Producing New Series For the CW Network

Samuel L. Jackson will be teaming up with Lakeview Terrace writer David Loughery to produce an new detective drama called Hawkshaw for television.


Jackson and Loughrey, along with Amanda Tracey will be executive producing through its UppiTV shingle, which has a first-look deal at CBS TV Studios.

Variety reports the series, "Hawkshaw" centers on a mysterious man in his 20s who doesn't know his real identity -- but believes that he's either a descendant of Sherlock Holmes or is actually the literary sleuth. Hawkshaw's psychiatrist thinks he suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder -- but her sister, a young cop, soon discovers Hawkshaw's British charm and powers of deduction can help her solve crimes. Both sisters soon find themselves drawn to him (and perhaps battling for his affection).

No other details have been released yet in regards to casting and release date.