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Shawn Ryan to make pilot for 'Ridealong' for Fox

MUMBAI: 20th TV has assigned director Shawn Ryan to make a pilot for Ridealong a new cop drama. Set in Chicago, Ridealong will move the inner law-enforcement workings away from the police stations.

It is known that Ryan‘s return to the cop genre so soon after the end of FX‘s Shield was planned earlier. Said Ryan, "I always knew I wanted to go back to the cop arena but with a markedly different approach, not just do a network version of ‘The Shield,‘ " he said. "I think I‘ve found a way to do a unique cop show with Ridealong."


When he first got the idea for the show, Ryan approached director-producer Peter Berg who liked it and wanted to be involved, but previous commitments prevented him from coming on board. Ryan plans to pit the colorful history of Chicago, including the exploits of gangster Al Capone and Richard Daley‘s political machine. He will also explore the inter-twined worlds of police and politics in present-day Chicago.


Ryan is writing the script for the project and will be executive producing the film.

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