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NBC will be targeting Sin City this pilot season.
The network has ordered Endgame, a drama pilot about a sniper-turned-security expert who finds himself sucked into a life-and-death conspiracy in Las Vegas.
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NBC has picked up the pilot for “Endgame,” a Las Vegas-set conspiracy thriller from Sony Pictures TV and Davis Entertainment.
The hourlong drama, which will be written by John Rogers (“The Librarians,” “Leverage”) and exec produced by John Davis and John Fox of NBC’s megahit “The Blacklist,” follows a former sniper turned security expert who is pulled into a mysterious conspiracy, after being wrongly accused of brutally murdering his wife. Playing against the rich and powerful in Vegas, he’s forced into a game of heroic challenges to save innocent lives.
The pickup marks NBC’s fifth drama pilot for the 2015-16 season. The net previously ordered “Game of Silence,” “Warrior,” “Love Is A Four Letter Word” and “Curse of Fuentes Woman” from “Ugly Betty” exec producer Silvio Horta. Six comedy pilots have also been ordered.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
NBC is taking aim at a high-concept drama from two producers of its espionage hit The Blacklist. The network has ordered a pilot called Endgame, about a former sniper who now works as a Las Vegas security expert. According to NBC, the character is "drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order to save innocent lives." John Rogers (Leverage) is the writer and executive producer with John Davis and John Fox (The Blacklist) executive producing. It's unclear from the logline how much the character's sniper past plays into the storyline, but »
- James Hibberd
Two things inspired executive producer Matt Nix on the forthcoming USA Network series “Complications:” volunteering at a hospital and witnessing a gang member break into his Echo Park home 10 years ago.
“I thought he was one of the gardeners,” Nix told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Thursday.
After confronting him, he was walking away, and for reasons I cant explain, I started following him. He totally saw me getting his license plate and he did the gang bang member head nod at me.”
“At the trial, I kind of made friends with the guy. »
- Alicia Banks
The remarkable thing about the renaissance happening on Comedy Central — a channel on as hot a creative streak as anyone in the business at the moment — is that none of the shows that have been part of it have been all that revolutionary in form. You have a handful of sketch comedy shows ("Key & Peele," "Inside Amy Schumer," "Kroll Show"), a couple of reality show parodies ("Nathan For You," "Review"), and a single-camera sitcom in "Broad City," which returns for a second season tonight at 10:30. What distinguishes all of them, then, is in the sharply-defined voice and perspective of each show, and in the execution of it. Key and Peele have a clear and distinct perspective on race, but they're also pop culture omnivores whose show is as much of a chameleon as they are. Amy Schumer has a take on male-female (and female-female) relationships that I haven't seen on TV before, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Along with Bosch (which recently wrapped production on its freshman run), Transparent (already renewed for Season 2), the recently released Mozart in the Jungle and others, The After received a green light from Amazon back in March, after its pilot received positive reaction via the streaming service’s unique preview process. Only the pilot wound up produced, however.
6 items from 2015
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