CBS Orders 'Modern-Day Robin Hoods' Pilot From Scorpion Team

CBS has given a put pilot commitment to a (loose) adaptation of A Burglar’s Guide to the City, author Geoff Manaugh’s well-researched exploration of “how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it.”

Penned by Scorpion co-executive producer Paul Grellong, the series will follow a team of “modern-day Robin Hoods” — led by a brilliant architect with a troubled past — as they cunningly steal from wealthy criminals and “give to those who have been wronged by a corrupt system.” Hmm, sounds like they are almost leveraging the rich’s stolen assets against them.

Grellong will exec-produce alongside Scorpion EPs Alex Kurtzman, Justin Lin (who may direct the pilot) and Heather Kadin.