EXCLUSIVE: Greg Berlanti‘s Warner Bros TV-based company has sold two more drama projects, both to CBS: The Shrine, written and executive produced by Nicholas Wootton, and Black Oak, written/exec produced by Julia Hart (The Keeping Room). Both projects also are exec produced by Berlanti and Melissa Kellner Berman.
The Shrine, based on the upcoming book by Wootton’s father, Gareth Wootton, is about a struggling Catholic hospital in Los Angeles that becomes a sensation when patient after patient is miraculously cured of cancer. Could it truly be divine intervention? A young female doctor investigates these “miracles,” only to discover that there may be a murderous impostor in the hospital. The project reunites the team behind midseason drama series Golden Boy: creator/exec producer Wootton, exec producer Greg Berlanti, CBS and WBTV. Wootton, Berlanti and WBTV also recently teamed for TNT political thriller President X.
Black Oak centers on a woman who inherits the haunted hotel that has plagued her family with a curse for generations, forcing her to confront her dysfunctional family’s secrets, ghosts, and demons.
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