NBC has handed out pilot orders to four high-profile drama projects.
The network on Friday night picked up pilots for Endgame, a sniper thriller from The Librarians creator John Rogers; a new angel drama from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey titled Unveiled; Heart Matters, a medical drama from Amy Brenneman; and Blindspot from Martin Gero and Greg Berlanti.
From Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment, Endgame is set in Las Vegas and follows a former sniper turned security expert who is falsely accused of murdering his wife. He is soon drawn into a conspiracy and is offered his freedom in exchange for providing his services to sin city’s rich and powerful. John Rogers penned the script and will executive produce alongside John Davis and John Fox.
Unveiled follows an ensemble of flawed guardian angels who intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives. The project, which is set up at Universal Television, is being penned and executive produced by John Sakmar and Kerry Lenhart. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who are behind NBC’s upcoming A.D. mini, will also EP through their Lightworks Media banner.
Executive produced by Judging Amy and The Leftovers star Amy Brenneman, Heart Matters follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere, one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life.
Universal Television is producing Heart Matters, which is based on the book Heart Matters: A Memoir Of A Female Heart Surgeon. My So Called Life’s Jill Gordon is penning the script and will executive produce along Brenneman and Brad Silberling. Susan Carlson, Eric Carlson, Kelly Meyer and Kathy Magliato serve as co-executive producers.
Blindspot follows a woman covered in tattoos who wakes up naked in Times Square, suffering from amnesia. Her case catches the attention of the FBI, which soon discovers that the tattoos are in fact a roadmap that leads them to a large conspiracy.
The thriller is being penned by The LA Complex and Stargate scribe Martin Gero, and is being produced by Warner Bros Television and Greg Berlanti’s studio based Berlanti Productions. Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are set to executive produce.
This latest round of pick-ups brings NBC’s total number of drama pilots to eight. Given the network’s drama heavy mid-season schedule this is expected to be it as far as hour-long pilots go, but the network may still pick up a couple of comedy pilots.