Catherine Hardwicke, best known for directing the first “Twilight” film and “Miss You Already”, will direct the first two episodes of the new drama series “Eyewitness”.

The new series is part of a Universal Cable Productions and will serve as an American adaptation of the successful Norwegian crime thriller (original title “Øyevitne”).

The drama-series explores a grisly crime from the point of view of the eyewitness each week and is set to premiere later this year. Scott Peters (“V,” “THE 4400”) joins Adi Hasak (Creator, “Shades of Blue”) and Jarl Emsell Larsen as Executive Producer. Peters will also direct multiple episodes of the 10-episode series. The drama will be adapted for American television by Hasak.

Hardwicke’s “Miss You Already” featured Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette and premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. She made her directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed film “Thirteen” and continued working on well-known blockbusters such as “Twilight,” which launched the worldwide blockbuster franchise “The Twilight Saga” and earned nearly $400 million at the worldwide box office. Additional credits include “Red Riding Hood,” “Lords of Dogtown,” and “The Nativity Story.” Television credits include “Hell On Wheels,” “Low Winter Sun,” and the pilot of “Reckless.” Hardwicke is represented by Rowena Arguelles and Ann Blanchard at CAA and Dan Halsted at Manage-ment.

Emmy Award nominated Peters co-created and executive produced “The 4400” as well as the reboot of the classic sci-fi series “V.” Peters has a long history of directing multiple television series including “The 4400,” “Burn Notice,” and most recently “Queen of the South.” Additional directorial credits include “Colony” and the written adaptation of bestselling author Michael Koryta’s novel “The Ridge.” Peters is represented by Rothman Brecher, Andrea Simon Entertainment and attorney Neil Meyer.

EYEWITNESS delves into the lives of two innocent teenaged boys after they secretly meet up in the forest, the two witness a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn they cannot escape what they saw. The series will begin production in Canada later this year and is set to premiere in 2016 on USA.