Quick, everyone take refuge under the dome!
CBS is replenishing its summer coffers, placing a 13-episode straight-to-series order for a serialized drama about an approaching asteroid assault on Earth. Titled Salvation, the project — from Fringe and Sleepy Hollow EP Alex Kurtzman — centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery: an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.
The series will launch in Summer 2017 alongside Season 3 of Zoo and the next edition of Big Brother.
“Salvation is the type of fast-paced, dramatic ride that viewers look for in a summer event series,” said CBS’ entertainment prez Glenn Geller in a statement. “We’re excited to launch another high concept, highly promotable show with great auspices that adds to our roster of year-round, original scripted programming.”
Extant scribes Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro penned the pilot script based on a story by Matt Wheeler. Kurtzman will serve as an EP alongside Heather Kadin (Scorpion) and Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver).