NBC Orders Church Drama Pilot From ‘Six Feet Under’ Producer David Janollari

“Salvation” will be executive produced and written by “Deception” writer/producer Liz Heldens

NBC has ordered a new drama pilot from David Janollari, the former MTV programming exec and “Six Feet Under” producer.

From Universal Television, “Salvation” will be also be executive produced and written by Liz Heldens (“Camp,” “Deception”).

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It is described as a provocative drama set against the backdrop of a prominent Texas church where faith, family and corruption are explored in equal measure. The pilot centers on Jennifer Strickland, who has to defend her children, church and religious beliefs after her husband dies under mysterious circumstances.

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“Salvation” will go into contention for a series order alongside NBC’s previously announced drama pilots: “Babylon Fields” from Gerald Cuesta, Michael Atkinson and Michael Cuesta; Keshet Media Group’s “Coercion,” based on the Israeli show “The Gordin Cell”; David Goyer’s “Constantine,” based on DC Comics’ “Hellblazer” graphic novels; Greg Berlanti’s “Mysteries of Laura,” based on the Spanish format “Los Misterios De Laura”; “Traffic-like” thriller “Odyssey”; and psychological crime thriller “Tin Man.”