11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Navy SEALs Drama Lands CBS Pilot Order
CBS is going military.
The network on Friday handed out a pilot order to an untitled Navy SEALs drama from writer Ben Cavell, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The drama follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions the country can ask.
Cavell (Sneaky Pete, Homeland, Justified) will pen the script and exec produce alongside CBS Television Studios-based Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Chris Chulack (Shameless, Animal Kingdom, Southland, ER, Third Watch) is also on board to exec produce and direct the pilot. The SEALs drama reunites Cavell with Timberman and Beverly following their collaboration on FX's Justified.
CBS' SEALs drama joins military hero entry For God and Country at NBC, as the broadcast networks continue to make a push to better appeal to Trump America. The pickup comes after History had a solid outing for its own Navy SEAL drama, Six.
This is CBS' fifth drama pilot order of the season. It joins journalism entry The Get, Alan Cumming CIA project Killer Instinct, astronaut entry Mission Control and Snowden-like Perfect Citizen. All of the network's drama pilots are produced in-house at CBS Television Studios as the network continues to vertically align itself with its studio counterpart and take ownership of its shows.