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Andy Serkis, Greg Berlanti team up to produce drama for NBC's Oliver Sacks

How about this unlikely pairing: Andy Serkis and Greg Berlanti team up to live and work famously Neuroscientist Oliver Sacks to NBC.

The broadcast network has issued a pilot order Wolf , A drama inspired by Sax’s life and books The man who mistook his wife for a hat and Anthropologists on Mars.

Michael Grassi, Riverdale, Katy Keene and Supergirl worked on, will pilot and executive produce for the show alongside Lee Toland Krieger Write the screenplay. The latter will command the pilot. Berlanti Productions partner Sarah Schechter and television executive Leigh London Redman will executive produce for the company. Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate of Fabel Entertainment will executive produce. Serkis and his The Imaginarium affiliate Jonathan Cavendish and Will Tennant will also executive produce for the company.

Sachs was dubbed “Poet Laureate of Contemporary Medicine” by the New York Times when Serkis collaborated with Fabrik to develop it.

Wolf of Inspired by the life and work of the bestselling author, He Got Through , revolves around a legendary and revolutionary neuroscientist and his team of interns as they explore the last The vast frontier of the human mind, the human mind, while also grappling with its own relationship and mental health issues.

Sacks’ book Awakenings was also developed into a feature film, nominated for an Oscar Picture starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. NBC also developed a drama script with Glenn Gordon Caron and Michael London about his life in 1990, but it never moved forward.

For Wolf, the pilot order marks an important milestone for Warner Bros. Television Sales outside the network. The Warner Bros. Discovery-backed studio has sweeping deals with Berlanti, Grassi and Krieger. Murder by the Book , Drama Good Girl from The creator made Retta attach the star.

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