Thursday, October 20, 2016

CBS Orders 13 Episodes of Drama 'Salvation'

CBS has given a straight-to-series order of 13 episodes to original drama series Salvation created by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro (Extant). The drama will debut in Summer 2017.

A suspense thriller, Salvation centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery - that as asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

Kruger and Shapiro wrote the script (based on a story by Matt Wheeler). They executive produce with Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Peter Lenkov. CBS Television Studios and Secret Hideout will produce.

"Salvation is the type of fast-paced, dramatic ride that viewers look for in a summer event series," said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. "We're excited to launch another high concept, highly promotable show with great auspices that adds to our roster of year-round, original scripted programming."

The new drama joins the third season of Zoo on CBS' summer lineup for 2017. The series order today comes just a few days after the network cancelled BrainDead and American Gothic after both only aired one season in the summer.