Logline: A white female psychoanalyst, with a sex addiction, and a black male police detective, with a drug addiction, join forces to become a private investigative team.
Synopsis: CERISE QUELLAFORTE, a brilliant and successful psychoanalyst, with a taste for very expensive clothes and accessories, finds herself in mortal danger as a result of her compulsion to have sex with her younger male patients. Just as she is forced to leave her profession in disgrace, at the peak of her career, Cerise meets famous police detective, PEARSON ELLIS, also being forced into retirement because of his unorthodox methods and a nasty drug habit. A true Renaissance man, who in fact masterfully plays a Renaissance-era lute, Pearson has solved some of the city’s most difficult crime cases.
In the pilot episode, Pearson becomes unofficially involved in a deadly mystery that threatens Cerise’s life. Simultaneously, Pearson’s arch-enemy, KYLE MAXTON, sent away for six years by Pearson, gets out of jail and sets out on a path of vengeance and murder. Cerise and Pearson reluctantly join forces to become an unlikely investigative team, using their prodigious analytical skills to unravel the clues that will lead to the killer before it’s too late.
As the series develops, Cerise and Pearson will take on only the most unusual, unsolvable cases, typically after said cases have been officially closed by the police, or for clients who don’t want the police involved in their affairs.
SOLUTIONS is a very sexy, gritty crime series with more than a few unexpected - and at times, perverted - twists!
[NOTE: The inspiration for SOLUTIONS is spun off from the concept of the 1970’s book/movie, “The Seven-Percent-Solution,” (1976 – Alan Arkin, Venessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Laurence Olivier, and Joel Grey), in which Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud join forces to solve a crime/mystery (the kidnapping of one of Freud’s patients). They each used their particular investigative skills (Holmes in following crime clues, Freud in understanding the inner workings of the mind) to crack the case. In the process, Freud also helps Holmes cure his cocaine addiction and obsession with the evil “Moriarty.”]
WGA #: 1467384