NBC is teaming with Sony Pictures and Davis Entertainment, producers of the network’s top drama series The Blacklist, for another conspiracy thriller. NBC has given a pilot-production commitment to drama Endgame, which will be written by Leverage co-creator John Rogers. It is described as a high-octane thriller about a former intelligence officer who, while working as a security expert for the wealthy, is wrongly accused of the brutal murder of his wife. A syndicate of powerful people offers him freedom in exchange for stopping high-stakes crimes, as he continues to avenge his wife’s death and uncover the game-like conspiracy among his mysterious employers. He eventually realizes he’s a player in a hundred-year-old tradition where the rich and powerful bet on the ultimate “game”: crime in our world. Rogers will executive produce with Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox.
This is Sony TV’s second pilot-production commitment at NBC this season, along with drama Game Of Silence, from Carol Mendelsohn and David Hudgins. The Blacklist returned for its second season on Monday to a 3.4 Live+Same Day rating in adults 18-49 and 12.3 million total viewers. The opener is projected to eclipse last fall’s series debut in Live+7 viewing.