Drama About Undocumented Immigrant-Turned-DEA Operative In Works At Fox From eOne & Imagine TV

Living a double life, he risks his life infiltrating the inner circles of the world’s most dangerous criminals WHILE trying to keep his marriage together and raise his kids in Miami — this is the story of his American Dream. Written by Dave Kalstein, King Of Sting follows Carlos.
Fox is developing King Of Sting, a drama series based on the true story of the most successful undercover operative in DEA history, who happens to be an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala named Carlos Sagastume. The project hails from studio eOne and Imagine Television.
Overseeing the project are Andrew Nissen for eOne  and James Seidman for Imagine.
Previously, he did a seven-season stint on NCIS: Los Angeles, rising to co-executive producer. He has developed shows at CBS, Showtime, and NBC. Kalstein was most recently a co-executive producer on ABC’s Quantico. He is repped at CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Jeff Endlich. Imagine is also repped by CAA.” />
Sagastume was the star witness at the 2011 trial of Bout. Collecting evidence against Bout was among his major achievements. A former drug dealer, Sagastume became one of the highest paid informants in history, earning more than $9 million over 15 years. He posed as a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to coax Bout to travel from Russia to Thailand in March 2008 to arrange the delivery of deadly weapons to Colombian rebels to fight Americans.
It chronicles the takedown of Viktor Bout, an ex-Soviet officer turned arms dealer known as the Merchant of Death. Lewis' book, Operation Relentless, described as The Night Manager meets Narcos, had been optioned by Imagine TV as source material.
Kalstein executive produces with Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Samie Falvey via Imagine Television. Carlos and Zahra Sagastume co-executive produce, alongside author Damien Lewis and his rep at Curtis Brown Luke Speed.

Showtime Boss David Nevins Named CBS’ Chief Creative Officer

David Nevins has been named CBS' new chief creative officer, with broad oversight of programming across CBS Television Studios, the CBS Television Network's entertainment division, Showtime and programming for CBS All Access.
The well-regarded executive also has been promoted to chairman of Showtime Networks Inc., and will remain as the premium cabler's CEO. He will also oversee CBS’ interest in The CW, a joint venture between CBS Corp and Warner Bros. He will be based in Los Angeles.
Other members of the executive team — Julie McNamara (CBS All Access), David Stapf (CBS Television Studios), Kelly Kahl (CBS Entertainment), George Schweitzer (Marketing) and Radha Subramanyam (Research) — will continue in their leadership roles. Ianniello today also appointed Nevins' Showtime chief financial officer Christina Spade as CBS Corp's CFO in his latest reshuffling at the company.
The combination of David working with the outstanding and proven creative leaders we have in place will continue to build our position as a global premium content powerhouse.” “David has a brilliant creative mind and an impressive track record of success at Showtime and in the entertainment industry,” said CBS' acting CEO Joe Ianniello in a statement. “He is a forward-thinking leader who has driven programming excellence and subscriber growth for the cable network and its growing over-the-top service.
He demonstrated poise and composure when he addressed uncomfortable questions about sexual harassment allegations against the then-chairman and CEO. Nevins' recent onstage presentation at this summer's TCA certainly looked like an exec already looking at a post-Moonves event horizon.
He served as president of Imagine Television from 2002-2010, when he oversaw development and production and was an executive producer on all Imagine Television shows. Before joining Showtime Networks, Nevins was an Emmy-winning producer and network programming executive.
Before joining Imagine, Nevins served as EVP Programming at Fox. Before that, he served as SVP  Primetime Series at NBC, where he was responsible for the development and creative supervision of ER, The West Wing, Will & Grace, Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: SVU.
Under his leadership, Imagine produced Arrested Development, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, and 24, which won for Outstanding Drama Series. He also developed and executive produced Friday Night Lights, which received honors from the American Film Institute for Television Program of the Year and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award; Nevins received an Emmy nomination for his work as an executive producer on FNL's final season.
Nevins' programming acumen complements the financial background of Ianniello, who previously served as the company's chief financial officer. The Showtime executive has launched several acclaimed original series for the premium cable network including Homeland, Ray Donovan and the buzzy and irreverent political satire series Who Is America? Nevins appeared poised for an expanded role at CBS with the resignation of CEO Les Moonves. from Sacha Baron Cohen.
“I understand you may have questions to which you want answers and I do too,” Nevins said.
Since word surfaced just after Labor Day that Moonves was negotiating his exit, the stock is up 6% and has nearly recovered to where it was before the scandal broke.” /> CBS stock was one of a small handful of media/tech ones to gain ground on a rough day on Wall Street on Thursday. It closed up 1% at $56.31.