NBC has acquired a new 13-episode mystery drama.
“Siberia” will premiere July 1, and air Mondays at 10 p.m. It is set in remote Siberian territory Tunguska, site of a 1908 explosion thought to be caused by a meteoroid or comet which took out around 80 million trees over an 830 square mile area.
Over a century later, 16 reality show contestants arrive on Tunguska with its past unbeknownst to them. A contestant gets hurt and no one comes to help, which makes the contestants realize there are strange things afoot that aren’t a part of the show. The contestants realize they must band together as a team to survive.
The series, said to be akin to “The Blair Witch Project,” is from Sierra/Engine Television and producer Michael Ohoven from Infinity Media. The series was unveiled recently at the MIPTV conference by Sierra/Engine, which will handle worldwide distribution. The company also distributes NBC’s upcoming drama “Crossbones.”
Ohoven, Slava Jakovleff and Sierra/Engine CEO Chris Philip will exec produce. Matthew Arnold created the series.
Other scripted series slated for this summer on the Peacock Network include “Crossing Lanes” and dramedy “Camp,” set in the vein of “Meatballs” and "Dazed and Confused."