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Andy Serkis, Greg Berlanti Group for Oliver Sacks TV Present ‘Wolf’ at NBC – The Hollywood Reporter

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How’s this for an unlikely pairing: Andy Serkis and Greg Berlanti are teaming to deliver the life and work of famed neurologist Oliver Sacks to NBC.

The published community has handed out a pilot order for Wolf, a drama that’s impressed by Sacks’ life and books The Man Who Mistook His Spouse for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars.

Michael Grassi, who beforehand labored on Berlanti Productions’ Riverdale, Katy Keene and Supergirl, will pen the script for the drama pilot and exec produce alongside Lee Toland Krieger. The latter will direct the pilot. Berlanti Productions associate Sarah Schechter and head of TV Leigh London Redman will exec produce for the corporate. Fabel Leisure’s Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate will exec produce. Serkis and his The Imaginarium banner’s Jonathan Cavendish and Will Tennant may also exec produce for the corporate.

The venture had been within the works since early 2018 when Serkis teamed with Fabrik to develop the pair of books by the “poet laureate of up to date drugs,” as Sacks was dubbed by the New York Instances.

Wolf is impressed by the life and work of the best-selling writer, who handed in 2015, and revolves round a revolutionary, larger-than-life neurologist and his crew of interns as they discover the final nice frontier, the human thoughts, whereas additionally grappling with their very own relationships and psychological well being.

Sacks’ e book Awakenings was additionally developed right into a function movie, the Oscar-nominated 1990 pic starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. NBC additionally developed a drama script round his life in 2013 with Glenn Gordon Caron and Michael London that by no means moved ahead.

For Wolf, the pilot order marks an vital off-network sale for Warner Bros. Tv. The Warner Bros. Discovery-backed studio has total offers with Berlanti, Grassi and Krieger.

That is NBC’s newest pilot order of the season and joins Homicide by the Ebook, the drama from Good Ladies creator that has Retta connected to star.

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