Vin Diesel is attached to executive produce the procedural high-action series “First Responders” which NBC has bought a script for and will push through his One Race Television company.
The project, currently in development, is part of a first look deal with Universal Television and follows an elite team of young veterans who are the best Search and Rescue operation in the country, but are struggling to reintegrate into society while heroically saving civilian lives along the way.
The group is run by husband-and-wife duo, Doc and Lil Pierce, whose Southern California coastal base provides a sense of community and surrogate family for their ex-military staff. The pair have been unable to find their own son and will stop at nothing to solve the mystery of his disappearance.
“Call of Duty” and “Titanfall” game franchise writer and “NCIS” producer Jesse Stern will pen the script. Samantha Vincent, Jeff Fierson and “San Andreas” helmer Brad Peyton will all executive produce and Peyton will direct.