NBC Orders New Series from Playwright Warren Leight

News   NBC Orders New Series from Playwright Warren Leight
 
Leight won a Tony Award for the jazz-themed Side Man.
Warren Leight
Warren Leight Joseph Marzullo/WENN

A pilot order for a new medical drama has been given the go-ahead by NBC, according to Deadline.com. The currently untitled series is from Tony winner Warren Leight, Paul Haggis, and Sony TV.

Written and executive-produced by Leight, the drama, according to the industry website, is described as a “real time ’extreme event’ medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough’s last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane wreaks havoc on the city. On a holiday weekend with few doctors on call, the medical staff will be pushed to make the most difficult life-and-death choices as they work to save their patients and themselves.”

Charles McDougall will direct and executive produce the pilot; Haggis will also executive produce.

Leight, who was a showrunner for NBC's Law & Order: SVU, won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play for his jazz-themed Side Man.

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