USA Orders Post-Apocalyptic Pilot ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack’ From Legendary TV

USA Network has given a pilot order to Poor Richard’s Almanack, a drama project developed by Legendary Television.

The high-concept thriller drama, written by executive producer Jim Danger Gray (Orange Is The New Black) and consulting producer Miguel Sapochnik (Game Of Thrones), weaves between modern day and a possible future where characters have changed radically and revolves around a cadre of heroes who emerge as the new “Founding Fathers,” after America is pushed to the brink of collapse. Legendary Television will co-produce with Universal Cable Productions.

“Jim and Miguel have brought us a bold conceptual world using historical references in a modern-day society,” said Jackie de Crinis, USA’s EVP Original Programming.

Poor Richard’s Almanack expands USA’s relationship with Legendary TV. The network gave Legendary’s TV division its first pilot order with another futuristic drama, Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal’s Colony, which subsequently became Legendary’s first series pickup.

At USA, Poor Richard’s Almanack joins current pilots, supernatural drama Falling Water and period drama Paradise Pictures, with at least one other pilot pickup imminent.

Gray and Sapochnik are repped by WME.

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