The Departed Screenwriter William Monahan Developing a Show for Starz

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Screenwriter William Monahan  attends the premiere of "Body of Lies" at the Frederick P. Rose Theater on October 5, 2008 in New York City.
Screenwriter William Monahan attends the premiere of "Body of Lies" at the Frederick P. Rose Theater on October 5, 2008 in New York City. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Raise a glass of cranberry juice in celebration; The Hollywood Reporter reports that The Departed screenwriter William Monahan is developing a new show for Starz. Originally conceived as a film, Crime is set in the criminal underworld of sixties England. (Will Austin Powers be there? Probably not.) The show was given a script commitment. British rats are already getting ready to audition to play the show's lead metaphor.