NBC is adding to their drama development slate with two new projects from heady auspices: Salvation, from Law & Order veteran Warren Leight and Walker, Texas Ranger creator Paul Haggis; and Waking Lions from Homeland executive producer Gideon Raff.
Salvation begins on the Fourth of July weekend. A summer storm unexpectedly intensifies and changes track to New York Harbor. Power goes out. Flood waters rise. Most Brooklyn hospitals are forced to evacuate. With few doctors on call, and without any warning, the recently downsized Our Lady of Salvation now becomes the borough’s last viable trauma center. Salvation, the first real-time hospital ‘extreme event’ drama, will capture the life-and-death choices nurses, PA’s and other front line caregivers make as they struggle to provide care and triage.”
The hour-long drama, which has landed at the peacock with a hefty pilot production commitment, is being penned by Warren Leight, who departed as Law & Order Special Victims Unit showrunner last season for an overall-deal with Sony Pictures Television. In addition to penning the script, Leight will also serve as an executive producer on the project alongside Paul Haggis, who is attached to direct. Sony Pictures Television is the studio.
Based on the book of the same name, Waking Lions is described as an edge-of-your-seat thriller that follows a Beverly Hills doctor who, when driving home from work late one night, inadvertently hits and kills a pedestrian. A split second decision to flee the scene changes his life forever. The victim’s wife finds the doctor’s wallet at the scene, but instead of turning him into the police, she decides to blackmail him.
Gideon Raff, best known for creating Isreali series Hatufim and executive producing U.S. adaptation Homeland, is penning the script for the adaptation, which is set up as a co-production between Keshet Studios and Universal Studios. He will also serve as an executive producer alongside Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.