1:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Time-Travel Drama From Shawn Ryan, Eric Kripke Ordered to Pilot at NBC
NBC is making good Time.
The network on Thursday handed out a formal pilot pickup to drama Time, from an all-star combination of Shawn Ryan, Eric Kripke, John Davis and John Fox, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The high-octane project follows an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.
Ryan (The Shield, Terriers) and Kripke (Supernatural) will pen the script and executive produce alongside The Blacklist producers Davis and Fox. Marney Hochman is also set to exec produce the drama. Time hails from Sony Pictures Television, where Ryan, Kripke and Davis/Fox's Davis Entertainment are based.
The project was among the buzziest scripts heading into the start of pilot season and received a sizable pilot-production commitment from NBC back in August. The drama marks Kripke's first sale since moving over to SPT. Ryan, meanwhile, next has Amazon's Mad Dogs. For Davis, meanwhile, Time marks his latest series for NBC following The Blacklist and since-canceled The Player. He's also an exec producer on ABC's Dr. Ken.
For NBC, meanwhile, Time marks the network's latest drama pilot pickup. NBC also is fast-tracking Chicago P.D. spinoff Chicago Law, has a Taken reboot picked up straight to series and is redeveloping guardian angel drama Unveiled from last season.
Keep up with all the latest pilot news with THR's handy guide to pilot season.