Paul Haggis-Warren Leight Medical Drama Lands NBC Pilot Pickup

NBC is removing behind in business with former Law Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight.

The network on Friday handed out a commander sequence to an untitled play from Leight and Oscar leader Paul Haggis (Crash).

Formerly famous as Salvation, a play was initial put in growth in Aug and scored a pilot-production joining from NBC. The play is created and executive constructed by Leight.

It is described as a real-time “extreme event” medical array that follows a nurses and doctors of an shorthanded Brooklyn, N.Y., sanatorium that becomes a borough’s final viable mishap core after a inauspicious whirly wreaks massacre on a city. On a holiday weekend with few doctors on call, a medical staff will be pushed to make a many formidable life-and-death choices as they work to save their patients and themselves.

Leight will coop a book around his new altogether understanding with Sony Pictures Television. Haggis, who was on house to direct, will now only exec produce. Charles McDougall (The Mindy Project, Resurrection, House of Cards) now will step in and helm a commander and exec produce.

The play brings Leight behind to NBC following his run on SVU as good as on Law Order: Criminal Intent. The exec producer, whose credits embody Lights Out and In Treatment, left SVU at a finish of deteriorate 17 for a multiyear understanding with Sony TV.

For Haggis, this outlines his latest TV foray, following HBO’s Show Me a Hero, and brings him behind to NBC after helming 2007’s The Black Donnellys. On a underline side, his credits embody Million Dollar Baby and In a Valley of Elah.

This outlines NBC’s fourth play commander — and a initial from Sony TV — of a season. It joins troops play For God and Country, soap Good Girls and thriller Reverie.

Medical dramas and other procedurals (cops and lawyers) continue to be in high direct this commander season. This commander joins ABC’s The Good Doctor, also from Sony TV.

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