Dick Wolf Developing Cult Drama 'Church' at NBC

The drama project teams Wolf and feature film writer-director Howard Franklin.
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Dick Wolf is heading into the world of cults.

Wolf and feature film writer-director Howard Franklin, whose credits include The Name of the Rose and Someone to Watch Over Me, are teaming for a drama project titled The Church that is being developed at NBC, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

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The Church, from Wolf Films and Universal TV, centers on a family who discovers that the seemingly upstanding organization they belong to is actually a cult.

Wolf and Franklin, who also will write the script, will executive produce with Peter Jankowski and Danielle Gelber.

The Church is the latest project from Wolf and his company. He and Friday Night Lights' David Hudgins are adapting Injustice for NBC, with Wolf also working on a USA scripted project and the unscripted Cold Justice for TNT.

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Wolf's latest series Chicago Fire, about the city's firemen and paramedics, launched Wednesday to 6.6 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49.

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