9:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Jim Parsons to Produce Fox Medical Drama
Fox is teaming with Emmy winner Jim Parsons to develop medical drama The Family Gene.
The drama, based on the memoir of the same name by Joselin Linder, follows Dr. Gwendolyn Langer as she saves lives in a cutting-edge clinic that brings together high-stakes medical procedures with the miraculous advances of genetic medicine.
Heroic and passionate, flawed and funny, Gwen takes every case personally — because she and her sister, surgeon Evie Langer, have inherited a deadly disease of their own.
In success, each episode would take on compelling and emotional medical mysteries — as Gwen and her team refuse to accept that DNA is destiny.
Greg Spottiswood (King, Frontier) will pen the script and executive produce. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television, where The Big Bang Theory star Parsons is under an overall deal. Parsons and his husband and producing partner, Todd Spiewak, will exec produce via the former's studio-based That's Wonderful Productions banner. That's Wonderful head of development and production Eric Norsoph will oversee for the company. Linder will consult.
The Family Gene, which landed at Fox with a script commitment, is the latest development sale for Parsons. This season, he exec produces and narrates The Big Bang Theory prequel series Young Sheldon, which premieres this month on CBS.
That’s Wonderful is repped by CAA, Principal Entertainment LA and Gang Tyre; Linder is with CAA and Foundry; Spottiswood is repped by APA and Stone Genow.