Graham Moore, Oscar-winning screenwriter of “The Imitation Game,” has landed a 10-episode straight-to-series order from NBC for his viral-outbreak drama, a collaboration with “World War Z” director Marc Forster.
The series follows a woman who exhibits mysterious symptoms, and then finds herself in the center of an epidemic with global consequences. Meanwhile, across the world, an FBI agent investigates a seemingly unrelated terrorist attack that leads him to the brink of madness.
The untitled program delivers a candid look at an outbreak that pushes its characters to extremes, revealing the best — and very worst — humanity has to offer.
Executive producers include Patrick Spence, Katie Swinden and Frith Tiplady.
Moore will executive produce and write the series; Forster will exec produce and direct. Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky also earn executive producer credits; Jillian Kugler will co-executive produce.
Production companies include Fifty Fathoms Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions, 2DUX², and Bristol Automotive in association with Endemol Shine Studios. NBC International Studios will distribute; Sky, which co-developed the project, will broadcast in the U.K.