CBS has added a new sci-fi show to its summer line-up — “Salvation” comes from “Sleepy Hollow” and “Fringe” executive producer Alex Kurtzman, who initially put the pilot in development at CBS in 2013. It follows an MIT grad student and a tech hotshot who alert a low-level government official to the impending threat of an asteroid that is going to hit Earth in six months.
“’Salvation’ is the type of fast-paced, dramatic ride that viewers look for in a summer event series,” said CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller in a statement. “We’re excited to launch another high concept, highly promotable show with great auspices that adds to our roster of year-round, original scripted programming.”
The series comes from writers Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, who have worked together on “Necessary Roughness,” “Extant,” and, strangely enough, a trio of Mary Kate and Ashley movies (“Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Passport to Paris” and “The Challenge,” for those who care). It is based on a story by Matt Wheeler (“Hawaii Five-0”).
Heather Kadin (“Scorpion,” “Limitless”) and Peter Lenkov (“Hawaii Five-0,” “CSI:NY”) will also executive produce.
The show, which is set to air in the summer of 2017, fills a similar role on CBS’ schedule as “Under the Dome,” the Stephen King adaptation that was cancelled after its third season aired in the summer of 2015. Whose up for seeing a cow get literally cut in half in this pilot too?
Via TV Line.
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