In Pariah, the Mayor of San Diego appoints a rogue academic with no law enforcement background to run a task force using Freakonomics-inspired alternative methods of policing. This causes an uproar within the police department as the morally conflicted, conspiracy-minded academic solves crimes by conducting his controversial experiments on citizens of the city.
This idea is so weird that it could be awesome. Next up? A legal drama based on the concepts of Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point.”