The CW Developing ‘Cry’ Cryogenic Drama From Paulist Productions

This is an interesting pairing between subject matter and a producer at the CW — the network is working on Cry, a drama about the prospect of eternal life via cryogenic preservation that comes from Paulist Productions, a Catholic media company.

paulistlogoWritten and executive produced by Kerry Lenhart and John J. Sakmar (The Glades), Cry tells the story of a doctor who makes the astonishing medical breakthrough to bring cryogenically preserved people back to life, starting with the unfreezing of his own father — but he never expects that restoring life will have both glorious and devastating consequences. Also executive producing are Paulist’s Chris Donahue and Marybeth Sprows. CBS TV Studios is the studio.

Paulist Prods. executives were attracted to Cry because it explores the moral dilemma cryogenics poses on relationships and society. Founded in 1960, Paulist Productions has produced film and television projects with writers including John Wells, Michael Crichton, Rod Serling and Tom Fontana. The company created the Humanitas Prize to celebrate writers who affirm human dignity and explore the meaning of life.

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