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NBC Picks Up First Pilot For 2014-2015 Season

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We’re not even a week into the 2013-2014 TV Season, yet NBC is already looking ahead to next year.

The network has picked up Odyssey, a thriller from writers Adam Armus and Kay Foster (The Following), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series, to be written and executive produced by Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy), focuses on three families “who are torn apart when a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.”

Further details via The Hollywood Reporter:

Horton, Foster and Armus will co-write the pilot and executive produce alongside Horton (thirtysomething, Grey’s Anatomy). Horton will direct the pilot and write selected episodes if the drama is ordered to series. The project hails from Universal Television, Fabrik Entertainment and Red Arrow Entertainment Group. Fabrik’s Mikkel Bondesen (The Killing) and Kristen Campo, who worked together on The Killing, will also executive produce alongside Simon Maxwell (Off the Hook) and Henrik Bastin (My Generation).

Odyssey marks Horton’s latest pilot directing gig. Of the nine he’s overseen, seven have gone to series — including NBC’s Ironside. His credits also include helming Dirty Sexy Money, The Philanthropist and Deception. He earned a Golden Globe and PGA Award for his work on Grey’s Anatomy, where he also served as an executive producer. The drama falls under Horton’s two-year overall deal with Universal, which he inked in 2011.
Horton is repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson; Armus, Foster, Fabrik and Red Arrow are with WME.

While Although Odyssey is NBC’s first pilot order for the 2014-15 broadcast season, it’s not the first series already being prepped for next year. FOX has picked up a drama produced by Ben Affleck titled The Middle Man, as well as an untitled comedy from Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock. Meanwhile, CBS is currently reworking the Joey McIntyre-starring pilot The McCarthys, along with a sitcom from stand-up comic Jim Gaffigan.

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