It took over a dozen years for CBS to finally give the greenlight to a project Louis C.K. conceived with Spike Feresten, a former Seinfeld writer. The two initially came up with the idea of Boomtown 13 years ago. It was picked up by CBS through a development deal Louis C.K. had at the time, but it was eventually passed on and nobody has thought about it since.
That was until BermanBraum executive Gene Stein revisited the script and, according to Deadline, approached the writing duo. Louis C.K. and Feresten revised the script after CBS ordered an updated version. Both will be executive producers on the project along with Stein, Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun.
The precise future of the series is unknown, but with BermanBraum, Universal TV and CBS TV Studios backing the project, it’ll be unlikely that Boomtown isn’t picked up to air sometime in the future.