Morris Chestnut may be making a comeback at Fox with a bomb squad drama in which he is the star and executive producer.
With a script written by CSI’s Carol Mendelsohn the would-be series, titled The Long Walk, is based on the upcoming novel, The Bomb Maker by Thomas Perry.
Here’s the plot:
When a killer with a deadly vendetta sets a trap and blows up half of the LA Bomb Squad, private security expert and retired bomb tech Dick Stahl (Chestnut) reluctantly returns to the team he left behind. Intent to not let the squad’s remaining rookies go it alone, Stahl must confront his past head-on as he trains, recruits and rebuilds the best bomb squad in the country – all while working to catch the killer, and responding to the diverse calls of an elite Bomb Squad. This extended family is a group of real heroes, risking their lives to protect the city, their loved ones… and each other.
Other exec producers are Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz of her Carol Mendelsohn Prods, as well as and Brian Wilkins of LINK Entertainment.