TNT is plotting a second civil war.
The network has handed out a pilot order to Civil, an hour-long drama pilot from Allen Coulter and Scott Smith which tells the story of the United States devolving into a modern day Civil War as a result of the increased polarization in US politics.
Civil takes place in the wake of a hotly contested Presidential election, as America finds itself plunging uncontrollably into a modern day Civil War. The series weaves together the personal stories of citizens from all walks of life, whose actions – amplified in an age of instant media – add fuel to the conflict and affect the fate of the entire country.
A Simple Plan scribe Scott Smith is penning the script for Civil, which is set up as a co-production between MGM Television and TNT Originals. Seven-time Emmy nominee Allen Coulter (Damages, Nurse Jackie, Ray Donovan) is attached to direct; while Smith, Lloyd Braun and Thomas Kelly will executive produce. Kelly will also serve as the showrunner.
Civil is one of several projects on TNT’s development slate as the network pushes forward with their pledge to double the number of scripted series they air. Other such projects in development include nail salon dramedy Claws, starring Niecy Nash; and anthology Time Of Death, which hails from IM Global and M. Night Shyamalan.