NBC has given a pilot order to Time, an action adventure drama from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan. The network, which kicked off its orders with several comedies last week, continues to go through the projects with the biggest commitments in its early pilot pickups. In a bidding war, Time, from Sony Pictures TV and studio-based Davis Entertainment, landed at NBC in August with a pilot production commitment.
Described as “Back To The Future meets Mission: Impossible,” Time is a high-octane drama following an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.
Ryan and Kripke co-wrote the script and executive produce with Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox and MiddKid Prods.’ Marney Hochman.
Kripke and Davis Entertainment thought about exploring the arena of a big-scale, adventure time-travel drama. They reached out to Ryan. Kripke and Ryan, both under overall deals at Sony TV, hit it off and within weeks crafted the storyline and characters for Time.
Time joins Fox’s time-traveling comedy pilot from Phil Miller and Chris Lord, whose working title was In Time. Additionally, the CW’s Legends of Tomorrow heavily employs time travel.
This marks the third consecutive drama pilot for Davis Entertainment and Sony TV at NBC. The other two, The Blacklist and The Player, both went to series. Davis also has freshman ABC comedy series Dr. Ken. Meanwhile, Ryan has new Amazon series Mad Dogs.
Ryan is repped by WME, The Shuman Co. and Michael Gendler. Kripke is with WME and Rick Genow.