Jerry Bruckheimer Reinvents Patrick Stewart's Fear-The-Science DramaS

Jerry Bruckheimer, creator of CSI, will copy Eleventh Hour, a British TV miniseries about a government scientist who investigates abuses of science, including killer viruses and stem-cell research run amok. (With his bad-ass female bodyguard in tow.) The British version starred Patrick Stewart, who went around insisting in interviews that the show wasn't an attempt to cash in on the success of the new Doctor Who. (But the show's creator/producer, Stephen Gallagher, wrote some of the most confusing Who episodes in the early 80s.) The American version, airing on CBS, will star Rufus Sewell, a British actor who starred in The Illusionist. [C21 Media]