NBC Buys Projects From Hypnotic, One-Two Punch, Stuber Prods.

NBC has put in development three projects from pods, drama Time To Time, from writers Byron Willinger & Phil Deblasi (Paradise Lost) and  Doug Liman & Dave Bartis’ Hypnotic; drama Ricochet, from writer Micah Barnett and Maria Grasso & Deborah Spera’s One-Two Punch; and an untitled comedy from writer Will Calhoun and Scott Stuber’s Scott Stuber Prods. The last two hail from Universal TV; Time To Time is from sibling Universal Cable Prods. where Hypnotic is under a deal.

The high concept drama Time To Time is about two star-crossed police officers, separated by 27 years in time, who work together to solve murders. Willinger, Deblasi, Liman and Bartis executive produce.  Willinger and Deblasi, repped by Verve and Madhouse, are primarily feature writers who just wrote Skyscraper for Universal Studios and producer Neal Moritz, with Paul Walker attached to star. They’re currently writing  Equinox for Voltage Pictures. Hypnotic is with CAA.

Ricochet is a high-concept serialized action/thriller about a professional hitman who is trapped in a coma and forced to serve as a guinea pig for a secret NSA espionage program; a project that uses technology discovered while researching near-death-experiences to send operatives into other people’s bodies.  Tripp Vinson (Intelligence), Grasso and Spera executive produce, with Barnett co-exec producing. Barnett, repped by Benderspink, WME and McKuin, Frankel, Whitehead, has feature The Rabbit set up at Warner Bros. with Chris Tucker attached.

The untitled Wil Calhoun project is a workplace/family comedy about an old school competitive college football coach who seeks redemption in the New South. Calhoun exec produces with Stuber and Quan Phung.

Comments (11)

  • NBC does need more action adventures, but these are too wispy. “Ricochet” ain’t built to last. Flimsy premise.

    Comment by Andy Barker P.I. — Friday August 23, 2013 @ 6:51pm PDT  
  • The untitled comedy sounds like a fun idea, but Scott Stuber’s track record leaves much to be desired. Whitney, which he only was working on in season 1, and two failed pilots, one of which (The Pink House) was one of the worst pilots I’ve ever seen.

    Comment by Zachary — Friday August 23, 2013 @ 7:38pm PDT  
  • Richochet and Time to Time sound like too many previous high concept shows on broadcast that bored/confused/annoyed the audience and got the axe. Too gimmicky.

    Comment by sffan — Friday August 23, 2013 @ 8:21pm PDT  
  • Time to Time sounds very exciting. I really hope they make it.

    Comment by Maryann — Friday August 23, 2013 @ 8:39pm PDT  
  • Poopy time!

    Comment by La-chunk — Saturday August 24, 2013 @ 12:37am PDT  
  • high concept drama
    *shudders* Oh how I’ve come to hate those three words.

    Comment by puredieselbc — Saturday August 24, 2013 @ 5:59am PDT  
  • Time to Time is basically Frequency?

    Comment by Ok so — Saturday August 24, 2013 @ 2:53pm PDT  
  • Zachary — What di you mean Stuber only worked on Whitney season one. The show was produced by his production company you ding-bat. Now come up stairs and eat your supper.

    Comment by Zachary's Mother — Saturday August 24, 2013 @ 4:59pm PDT  
  • The Golden Age is fastly rusting

    Comment by FrankenTV — Saturday August 24, 2013 @ 9:48pm PDT  
  • Stuber’s record leaves much to be desired? Are you kidding? SAFEHOUSE, TED, IDENTITY THIEF…. Obviously Stuber knows his stuff.

    Comment by Not as bitter — Sunday August 25, 2013 @ 7:30am PDT  
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