Hollywood powerhouse producer Jerry Bruckheimer is expanding his television horizons once again. CBS has agreed to a pilot commitment on "Hostages" from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros TV.
Like Showtime's "Homeland," the new series is based on an Israeli series by Alon Aranya, Omri Givon and Rotem Shamir. The show's plot centers on a family wrapped up in a mass political conspiracy that is poised to change their lives forever. A U.S. adaptation brought stateside was written by Aranya and wowed producers at Bruckheimer's company.
Writer-director Jeffrey Nachmanoff has also come on board as part of the deal to helm the project. Nachmanoff is no stranger to stories that deal with political intrigue, as his past credits include episodes of "Homeland" and the feature film "Traitor" starring Don Cheadle, and most recently directed the NBC pilot "Chicago Fire." Nachmanoff will write and direct the pilot, also joining Bruckheimer, Givon, Shamir, Jonathan Littman and Chayim Sharir as executive producers.
Bruckheimer's television cup runneth over this season. In addition to his current series like "CSI:," his company also has a pilot order for "The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives," CBS FBI-themed drama "The Bureau," and the comedies "At Ease" and "The B-Side" at NBC.