Trio of helmers tapped for network pilots
NBC's 'Trauma,' two Fox projects land directors"Friday Night Lights" director/executive producer Jeff Reiner is set to direct NBC's drama pilot "Trauma," lifting the contingency off the project.
In other pilot-director signings, Simon West has been tapped for Fox's comic book adaptation "Human Target," and "House" co-exec producer/director Deran Sarafian has signed on for Fox's reincarnation project.
"Trauma," from UMS and Peter Berg's Film 44, is a high-octane emergency medical procedural set in the field.
In addition to his duties on "FNL," Reiner directed the two-hour pilot for Sci Fi Channel's new series "Caprica."
"Target," from WBTV, DC Comics and McG's Wonderland, is based on the DC Comics title and centers on a mysterious security freelancer who assumes the identities of those in life-threatening danger, becoming the "human target" on behalf of his clients.
The CAA-repped West most recently exec produced the Sci Fi pilot "Revolution."
The reincarnation project, from WBTV, revolves around past-life investigators who use the concept of reincarnation to solve mysteries in their clients' previous lives in order to resolve problems in the present.
Sarafian, repped by CAA, made his pilot-directing debut with Fox's "K-Ville," which went to series.