Jada Pinkett Smith Crime Drama (From Castle Scribe) Gets ABC Pilot Order

Is Jada Pinkett Smith about to be queen of her own Castle?

The Gotham and Hawthorne vet will executive produce and star in Murder Town, written by Castle‘s Barry Schindel, which has scored a put pilot commitment from ABC (meaning the network will pay a heavy fine if the project is not picked up to series). Our sister site Deadline broke the news.

Pinkett Smith will play Wilmington, Del.’s first African-American District Attorney, a woman juggling a headline-generating case that stirs racial tensions in her city and a devastating truth about her murdered husband.

Pinkett Smith exited Gotham last spring after a one-season stint.

Schindel is also known for his work on Numb3rs, Law & Order and the short-lived Intelligence.

Does Murder Town sound like something that would make the cut on your DVR? Sound off below!

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  1. Jeffrey says:

    Show is gonna bomb.

  2. William says:

    I’m looking forward to this! It was unfortunate seeing Fish’s potential on Gotham being ignored so I’m eager to see Jada lead her own project.

  3. coco says:

    Another HTGAWM rip-off!

  4. Kristina says:

    So is it called Murder Town or Murder City? You call it one thing at the beginning of the article and another thing at the end.

    Neither of them are good titles, but let’s at least get our facts straight.

  5. Laura says:

    I live in the Wilmington area. The show is named after an article that appeared in “Newsweek” I think – it referred to Wilmington as “Murder Town” because there is a shooting about every day…

  6. N says:

    Sounds good

  7. Melisa says:

    May GIVE it a try

  8. leftword says:

    Wouldn’t necessarily call him a ‘Castle scribe’ he ran the show for the first shortened season. Feels like a bit of a reach.

  9. Ann says:

    I’m not entirely sure if I would watch it, but put Michael Vartan as main character, I will be dedicated to the show.

  10. Elf says:

    Well, if Smith can bring the same talent, appeal and charm she did to Gotham, this new show will be cancelled by the second commercial break

  11. Summer says:

    Is she gonna be as hammy as Fish Mooney was, because no.

  12. liame says:

    This is going to be great. Jada is perfect for a role like this. That mess called Gotham just wasted her time and talent. Crossing fingera for a pick up.

  13. Dennis says:

    So is she EVER returning to Gotham?

  14. jwill says:

    Yes I would.

  15. Kristen says:

    I don’t see this going well.

  16. lechatnoir says:

    her nails artwork on Gotham deserve it’s own exhibition . She was on fiyah

  17. Mike says:

    Filming location?