The Twilight Saga: Eclipse helmer David Slade is set to direct and executive produce CBS’ medical drama pilot LFE. Also joining the pilot as executive producer and showrunner is David Marshall Grant (Nashville, Smash).
Written/co-executive produced by young playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo, LFE is described as a high-octane medical procedural centering on second-year residents at New York City’s top hospital as they attempt to balance their god complexes with their humanity. Slade and Grant will executive produce alongside Grant and Dan Jinks for The Dan Jinks Co. and CBS TV Studios.
Earlier this development season, Grant was attached as a writer to another medical drama project, ABC’s The Advocate, which was picked up to pilot with a script written by the project’s executive producer Sheldon Turner.
Slade serves as a director/executive producer on NBC’s Hannibal after helming the pilot. Other series whose pilots/opening episodes he has directed include Awake, Crossbones and, most recently, Powers.