TNT has ordered the Civil TV show pilot. Civil features a modern day Civil War in wake of a hotly contested US Presidential Election. Is anyone else feeling queasy yet? Civil is written and executive produced by Scott Smith and will be directed by Damages‘ Allen Coulter.
Here is more, from TNT:
TNT Orders Pilot for Civil
TNT has ordered a pilot for the gripping political and social drama Civil, to be directed by seven-time Emmy® nominee Allen Coulter (Damages, Nurse Jackie, Ray Donovan) and written and executive-produced by Scott Smith, who earned an Oscar® nomination and awards from the National Board of Review and the Broadcast Film Critics Association for A Simple Plan, which he adapted from his own bestselling novel.
Civil takes place in the wake of a hotly contested Presidential election, as America finds itself plunging uncontrollably into a modern day Civil War. The series weaves together the personal stories of citizens from all walks of life, whose actions – amplified in an age of instant media – add fuel to the conflict and affect the fate of the entire country.
TNT Originals is producing the Civil pilot in association with MGM Television. Whalerock Industries’ Lloyd Braun is executive producer and Andrew Mittman is co-executive producer under the MGM production deal with Whalerock. Thomas Kelly (Blue Bloods, Copper) serves as showrunner and executive producer.
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