Friday Night Lights showrunner lands pilot order at CBS
CBS has ordered a pilot from Friday Night Lights showrunner Jason Katims. Bunker Hill follows a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge approach to medicine.
Katims will serve as an executive producer and writer. Michelle Lee will also executive produce.
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Katims previously helmed NBC family drama Parenthood and NBC sitcom About a Boy, both shows that went off the air in 2015. He’s currently working on Hulu original The Path, a drama revolving around a cult that stars Aaron Paul, Hugh Dancy, and Michelle Monaghan. It’s set to premiere on the streaming service March 30.
CBS also ordered a pilot based on Tracy Letts’ play Superior Donuts. The comedy pilot will chronicle the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee, and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, and Bob Daily will executive produce.