EXCLUSIVE: In its second sale this season, Bruckheimer TV has set up a Navy SEALs drama at ABC with a put pilot commitment. The untitled project, from Life creator/executive producer Rand Ravich, is based on the lives of Navy SEALs and their families. Ravich will write the script and executive produce the Warner Bros TV project with his producing partner Far Shariat, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed is co-executive producing.
The Navy SEALs arena was expected to be hot this development season following the successful May assassination of Osama bin Laden by an elite team of SEALs. The ABC deal follows another major Bruckheimer TV sale last week, when the company’s procedural drama from writer Aron Eli Coleite about a mom who becomes a New York State Trooper received a put pilot commitment at CBS.