NBC is developing a ten-hour miniseries about the Ten Commandments based on the 1989 Danish format “Decalogue”. That series consisted of ten one-hour contemporary-set films with each exploring one or several moral/ethical issues.
The original boasted such famous fans as Roger Ebert and Stanley Kubrick, and the NBC adaptation will follow the same format. “Damages” creators Steve McPherson and Todd A. Kessler are also onboard the project.
The project is not to be confused with a very similar event series being developed at WGN America which has the likes of Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan, Wes Craven and Michael Cera attached to direct episodes.
Meanwhile, the network has also handed out a script commitment to the exorcism drama series “The Possession of Maggie Gill”. John Glenn (“Eagle Eye”) is penning the script and will executive produce.
The story follows a loving a middle-class family in Oregon who find themselves terrorised by paranormal occurrences. Meanwhile, a series of brutal murders are being investigated by two local detectives. The storylines converge due to a common link: the 15-year-old daughter of the family who might be possessed.
Source: The Live Feed