August 22, 2014 10:00am PT by Michael O'Connell
'Intelligence' Creator Adapting Hospital Doc 'Code Black' for CBS
CBS is on the hunt for a new medical drama.
On the heels of the news that the network is developing a Silicon Valley-set project from Jason Katims, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that CBS has given a put pilot commitment to a hospital drama from Intelligence creator Michael Seitzman.
Partnering with executive producers Marti Noxon and Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Code Black is based on a feature documentary of the same name. And, like director Ryan McGarry's critically lauded film, the series would follow the inner workings of the busiest emergency room in Los Angeles. The project would focus primarily on one young doctor who joins the staff — and finds that the action so unrelenting, patients run the risk of dying because there aren't enough doctors to treat them.
Seitzman will also write the script for the ABC Studios project and also serve as executive producer. In addition to creating last season's one-off spy drama for CBS, he shot the pilot Americana for ABC in 2012.
CBS, which doesn't have a medical drama on its roster, is perking up after a slow start to development season across the Big Four.
Seitzman is repped by WME and Loeb & Loeb.