FOX has just made a script -to-series commitment to bring the 2012 movie End of Watch to television with David Ayer Attached. The series adaptation will be based on original police drama which starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña and was written and Directed by Ayer.
The new series will be Co-written and executive produced by Ayer along with former Them showrunner David Matthews.
End of Watch, the series, follows the daily grind of two young police officers in Los Angeles who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.
Now, what does a script-to-series deal mean for End Of Watch? — the network has ordered a pilot script, a backup script and a format, and will make a series order decision based on what is presented. Fox also has put multiple drama projects through writers rooms, which produce scripts that are then considered for a straight-to-series pickup.
Ayer, Chris Long and Darryll C. Scott will executive produce via Cedar Park Studios. Also executive producing are Matthews, John Lesher, who produced the movie alongside Ayer, James Masciello (Raven), Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi. Bill Rotko is a consulting producer.
The original action thriller movie End of Watch, written, directed and produced by David Ayer, was a boxoffice success, grossing $58 million on a budget close to only $10M.