NBC Developing Action Thriller From 'Life' Creator

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The 20th TV drama project from Rand Ravich centers on a secret service agent, who finds himself at the center of an international crisis.

After a multinetwork bidding war, NBC has doled out a put-pilot commitment for an untitled thriller from Rand Ravich.

The project, which hails from 20th Century Fox Television, is billed as an emotionally charged action thriller set in and around Washington, D.C. It centers on an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the center of an international crisis on his first day on the job. In his search for the truth, he will have to cross moral and legal lines as he navigates the highest levels of power and corruption.

The drama will be written and executive produced by Ravich, who is best known in TV circles for creating NBC's short-lived critical darling Life, starring Homeland's Damian Lewis. Far Shariat, an EP on LIfe and many of Ravich's other projects, will join him as a nonwriting executive producer.

Ravich, whose big-screen credits include The Astronaut's Wife and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, is repped by CAA, 3 Arts and Bloom Hergott.

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