11:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
NBC Developing Futuristic Drama Produced by 'Maze Runner' Director
Maze Runner director Wes Ball is headed to NBC.
The network is developing a futuristic drama exec produced by Ball, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Titled Mosaic, the project is set in a near-future metropolis and follows the interconnected lives of a diverse set of characters struggling to navigate their relationships in the face of emerging technologies.
Christine Lavaf (Fringe) will pen the pilot and exec produce with Ball and The Maze Runner exec producer Joe Hartwick Jr. Ball will also direct should the drama be picked up to pilot. Universal TV will also produce in association with Chernin Entertainment and Ball's Oddball Entertainment.
Mosaic is part of Chernin Entertainment's overall deal with Universal. The banner's other TV series includes the upcoming seventh and final season of New Girl.
Mosaic marks Ball's first foray into TV following the big-budget Maze Runner franchise, which has grossed more than $183 million domestically combined for the first two films in the series. The third film, The Maze Runner: Death Cure, is slated to be released on Feb. 9, 2018. He is repped by APA, Gotham Group and Stone Genow.
In addition to Mosaic, Lavaf is currently attached to write the long-in-the-works film adaptation of the beloved Twilight Zone TV series. Her other credits include Falling Skies and 666 Park Avenue. She is repped by APA and Nelson Davis.
With the fall TV season fast approaching, NBC has begun to ramp up their development for the 2018-19 season. On the comedy side, the network is also developing a new take on The Munsters from Seth Meyers and Odd Mom Out's Jill Kargman.