NBC won the right to a put pilot commitment from an untitled Rand Ravich project that will deal with the U.S. Secret Service. Apparently bidding for the show was very competitive.
The project is described as an emotional action thriller set in Washington D.C., involving an internal crisis. The crisis occurs on the main character's first day on the job and they will need to cross moral and legal lines on the search for the truth.
Ravich has worked with NBC in the past, as the creator and showrunner of the Damian Lewis (Homeland, Band of Brothers) L.A. cop series "Life," which lasted for 32 episodes.
This show's green light seems to be in line with the success of Showtime's "Homeland." It seems like this unnamed show will cover some of the same ground as Homeland, including the setting and the in-depth, politically-charged plot.
No timeframe has been given in regards to when the show will begin casting or be aired.
Here's a link to Life's upfront trailer, to give you a taste for Ravich's style. I think this show could have a lot of potential, provided they let it have room to grow and don't try to directly copy Homeland's style. NBC could sure use a hit like Homeland about now, though.