By James Hibberd
Updated August 25, 2014 at 08:00 PM EDT

Malcolm Gladwell’s medical thriller project has reached a major tipping point: Fox has given The Cure a pilot order.

The official logline: “A provocative character-driven medical thriller about a young, impulsive African American neurologist who decides to take the law into her own hands in the cause of tackling a deadly disease.”

The journalist, speaker and Blink author will serve as a writer/executive producer along with Glenn Gordon Caron. Also executive producing: Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.