Vin Diesel to Develop Procedural Drama ‘First Responders’ for NBC

Series will focus on husband and wife who run search and rescue operation

Last Updated: September 8, 2016 @ 9:02 AM

Vin Diesel is developing a new procedural drama at NBC, TheWrap has learned.

The series, currently entitled “First Responders,” focuses on young veterans struggling to reintegrate into society, while saving civilian lives along the way. The team is the best search-and-rescue operation in the country, and is run by husband-and-wife duo, Doc and Lil Pierce. But the pair struggle as they have been unable to find their own son, who disappeared years earlier.

Diesel will executive produce under his One Race Television banner, which currently has a first look deal with Universal Television. ASAP Entertainment will also produce the series. Jesse Stern, known for his work on “NCIS” and the “Call of Duty” and “Titanfall” video games, will write the script.

One Race’s Samantha Vincent will also executive produce, with ASAP Entertainment’s Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson also executive producing. Peyton will direct the series. One Race’s Shana Waterman will co-executive produce.

Diesel is best known for his action films, most notably the “Fast & Furious” franchise. He recently wrapped production on the eighth “Fast” film, and will also see the sequel to his 2002 action hit “XXX” drop in 2017.

He previously produced the Crackle series “The Ropes,” and is currently developing the series “Merc City,” set in the “Chronicles of Riddick” universe.

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