An executive producer of “Smash” has projects brewing at CBS, HBO and the CW.
David Marshall Grant is executive producing all three projects (though the CW’s “Blink” is not yet finalized), and is writing an adaptation of the Israeli series “Ran Quartet” for CBS.
CBS TV Studios and Timberman-Beverly are producing the CBS and CW dramas, and Sarah Condon is executive producing the HBO comedy.
The “Ran Quartet” adaptation (CBS’ second attempt at adapting it) is a medical show about adult quadruplets. Four siblings had their lives documented until age 32 in the original, and then afterward people discovered their lives were quite different than what was seen on television.
The HBO comedy (still untitled) is inspired by Michael Lannan’s short “Lorimer,” and revolves around three gay friends in San Francisco. Grant and Condon are executive producing, and Lannan is co-exec producing. Condon exec produced “Bored to Death” on HBO for three seasons.
“Blink” is a dark family story about a girl whose father is in a coma and is written by Vera Harbert. Grant, Bervery and Timberman will executive produce.
Before doing “Smash,” Grant exec produced “Brothers & Sisters.” He also penned an episode of “Nashville,” ABC’s new musical drama.