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Sci-Fi Drama ‘Reverie’ Picked Up to Series at NBC

Sarah Shahi and Dennis Haysbert star in show from “Extant” creator Mickey Fisher

NBC has added sci-fi drama “Reverie” to its 2017-18 slate of programming.

From Mickey Fisher, the creator of “Extant,” the thriller follows Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when she’s brought in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced virtual-reality program in which you can literally live your dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself.

The cast also includes Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Kathryn Morris.

Fisher will write and executive produce. Jaume Collet-Serra directed and executive produced the pilot. Brooklyn Weaver, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey also executive produce. Tom Szentgyorgyi is a consulting producer.

“Reverie” is produced by Universal Television and Amblin Television.

NBC has also picked up several other new series including “Good Girls,” “AP Bio,” “Rise” and “The Brave,” previously titled “For God and Country.”

Among current series, NBC renewed “Great News,” which joins “The Blacklist,” “Blindspot,” “Taken” and three of four of Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” shows. On the flip side, the network has canceled “Timeless,” “Emerald City,” “The Blacklist: Redemption” and “Powerless.”