This is the thread for NBC regarding upfront news such as show renewals, cancellations and orders of new series.
The first news comes in the form of two series orders:
- New drama "The Village" from Mike Daniels ("Sons of Anarchy", "The Brave") centers on the people who reside the building have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything — even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.
The cast includes Moran Atias, Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien. Minkie Spiro directed the pilot.
- Another new drama, "The Enemy Within", created by Ken Woodruff and Vernon Sanders, is a fast-paced thriller set in the world of counterintelligence. It centers on Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter, "Dexter"), a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history and serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy: They must think like one.
Raza Jaffrey and Kelli Garner round out the cast. The pilot was directed by Mark Pellington ("Arlington Road").
And already late last week, the network has ordered medical drama "New Amsterdam", which is inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital — the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof — and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
Additionally, the network has officially renewed its drama "Good Girls" for a second season.
Edited by Lambsilencer, 08 May 2018 - 01:49 AM.