Oscar winner Denzel Washington may make a return to series television – but this time in a role behind-the-camera.
The actor, who got his start on the NBC series “St. Elsewhere” in the 1980s, is considering an executive producer gig on “Billy Stiles,” a cop drama from TV writer Virgil Williams. Fox is in talks to pick up the project, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The ensemble drama centers on the title character, a genius gang member-turned-cop. It’s based on a short story Williams wrote six years ago when he was between staff writing jobs.
“Billy Stiles” originally was developed as a cable series but later was reworked as a network show and taken to Fox, with Washington on board for the pitch.
Williams is expected to executive produce alongside Washington and Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.