(March 28, 2012 — Burbank, CA) — Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is delighted to be bringing to the world’s television market the format rights for one of the most successful TV series, ER, it was announced today by WBITVP’s Andrew Zein, Senior Vice President, Creative Format Development and Sales.
First broadcast in 1994 on NBC, ER’s 331-episode run became the most Emmy®-nominated primetime series in U.S. television history. It has been sold to over 50 countries as a finished programme – both in English language and dubbed for local audiences.
Combining the extraordinary talents of best-selling author Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), award-winning producer John Wells (The West Wing, Third Watch) and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, ER explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room. These medical professionals remain determined to save lives in a place where nothing is taken for granted and nothing is certain … nothing except that another desperate person will be rushed through the emergency room door in the next moment, in need of their help. Some will live and some will die – but the dedication and passion of these healers will endure.
“ER is one of the most successful, long-running, highly rated and recognizable television programs ever created and remains in syndication around the world, so we are confident that a wide variety of territories will want to produce their own local version of the show,” says Zein.
Created by Michael Crichton, ER was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television.