By James Hibberd
Updated October 04, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT

Coming off their Emmy win for best drama series, Homeland writer-producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa just sold a crime drama pilot to CBS.

The duo have teamed for Anatomy of Violence, a project that’s inspired by a soon-to-be-published non-fiction title The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime by Adrian Raine, a professor of criminology and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. The book explores a new range of scientific research that claims to show how some people are more wired to commit crimes. The TV series pitch: “A female FBI agent starts working with a mysterious psychiatrist with whom she shares a past connection.”

CBS quickly snatched up the project as the network was intent on working with the duo after their success on Homeland. Gordon will serve as showrunner, with 20th Century Fox TV and Teakwood Lane producing.

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