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NBC Plans An "Outbreak" TV Series

By Garth Franklin Tuesday August 27th 2013 11:33PM
NBC Plans An "Outbreak" TV Series

"ER" executive producers John Wells and Jack Orman are re-teaming to produce a pilot for an NBC medical drama series based on Wolfgang Petersen's 1995 pandemic thriller "Outbreak".

The pair co-wrote the pilot which follows an ensemble of characters as they race to contain a lethal virus before it becomes a global pandemic.

The pair will also executive produce alongside Andrew Stearn. Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo and Kevin Spacey starred in the original film which grossed $190 million.

Source: Deadline

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