EXCLUSIVE: Unveiled, the supernatural/spiritual drama from of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, is remaining in contention at NBC. While the pilot from The Bible producers and Universal Television did not make the cut for next season last month, I hear the network liked the premise of flawed guardian angels who intervene in people’s lives. A new writer will be brought in to write a new script. Underscoring NBC and Uni TV’s faith in the project, executive produced by Burnett and Downey, they have moved in to lock in multiple actors from the original pilot, which is rare for projects that are being redeveloped. I hear the options on three cast members have been extended — Will Kemp, Stephan James and Mouzam Makkar.
In addition to Unveiled, Burnett and Downey, who executive produced the pilot with original writers John Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart, have drama A.D. The Bible Continues in consideration at NBC. The network is waiting for The Bible followup to wrap its freshman run before making a decision on a second season.
Unveiled was one of two guardian angels pilots this past season. The second, comedy Angel From Hell starring Jane Lynch, was picked up to series by CBS.