It has been announced that actor Jeremy Piven has been cast in the lead role of a new drama pilot from CBS called Wisdom of the Crowd.
The premise of the show is that Piven will play a “charismatic tech innovator” who develops a revolutionary crowdsourcing system to help him find his daughter’s killer or killers. Few other details about the drama have emerged, although the concept is based on an Israeli format of the same name.
Inspiring Others to Pursue Open Innovation
In the same way that science fiction shows such as Star Trek and medical series like ER and House inspired some young adults to pursue science and medical careers, Wisdom of the Crowd could have a similar effect.
The more people see how diverse groups of smart brains can solve problems and find solutions – whether it’s tracking down a criminal, creating a new product or providing a technical fix – the more people and organisations may adopt the approach.
Piven is Keen on the Crowd
According to Deadline, CBS has been after Piven for some time and offered him numerous projects, but Wisdom of the Crowd is the first to really interest him.
Piven is a successful actor and producer, and among the many films and TV shows he has taken part in are Heat, Black Hawk Down, The Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld and Mr Selfridge.