Rick Eid has joined CBS‘ drama pilot Hostages as executive producer. Eid will serve as co-showrunner on the project, from Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV, alongside writer/director/executive producer Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Based on an Israeli format, Hostages centers on Ellen (Toni Collette), a successful surgeon who is selected to operate on the President of the United States (James Naughton) and thrust into the middle of a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage, with Dylan McDermott as a righteous FBI agent at the center of the conspiracy. The gig extends Eid’s relationship with Bruckheimer TV — he was a consulting producer on the company’s long-running CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and was executive producer/showrunner on its TNT series Dark Blue. Hostages also reunites Eid, who is under an overall deal at CBS TV Studios, with Warner Bros. and Dark Blue star McDermott. WME-repped Eid also exec produced NBC’s Law & Order, created NBC’s Conviction, and worked on CBS’ The Guardian.
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