NBC Orders ‘Coercion,’ Based on Israeli Format

NBC Orders 'Coercion,' Based on Israeli Format

Story follows Russian sleeper cell

NBC has ordered the pilot for “Coercion,” a sleeper cell drama based on an Israeli format about a Russian sleeper cell being reawakened.

The Universal Television drama comes from Keshet Media and will be written, directed and executive produced by George Nolfi, with Avi Nir executive producing.

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The thriller follows the O'Connor family, whose son, Alex, is a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst who is a true patriot. Little does he know his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. Once they are reawakened, Alex's parents and sister must spy on him.