J.J. Abrams, 'Supernatural' Creator Sell Thriller To NBC
The dramatic thriller from the "Star Trek" director nabbed a pilot production commitment from hit-hungry NBC.
NBC is back in the JJ Abrams business.
The network is developing Revolution, an epic adventure thriller from the uber-producer and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke with details being kept under wraps. If the project, which scored a pilot production commitment, ultimately gets ordered, it would join other Abrams newcomers Person of Interest and Alcatraz, at CBS and Fox, respectively.
Despite Abrams' enviable resume, which includes ABC's long-running Lost, the prolific producer's 2010 effort Undercovers failed to lure viewers to NBC. The CIA series, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Boris Kodjoe, was only on for a few short months before getting the axe.
The drama thriller, from Warner Bros. TV and Abram's Bad Robot shingle, counts Abrams, Kripke and Bryan Burk (Fringe, Lost) as executive producers. Kripke (Deadman) will also pen the pilot.