Showtime has had a big appetite for new projects these days — and it looks like they're biting off a piece of the hit comic series "Chew" by Jonathan Layman and Rob Guillory.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Showtime bought the script as a half-hour cop show with Stephen Hopkins ("Californication", "Predator 2") attached to both direct and executive produce the project.
The comic series "Chew" centers around a police detective named Tony Chu with the unorthodox ability to receive psychic impressions from whatever he eats. Odd as it may be, through the years-long series it's borne out to be a valuable skill as Chu works for the police and a militarized F.D.A.
The script was written by two writers out of SyFy's "Eureka," Terri Hughes Burton and Ron Milbauer, and Showtime plans to tweak it somewhat before shooting.
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