NBC is developing a new time-travel drama, and it's assembled one heck of a good team to put it together.
The network has placed a pilot order for the series Time, which is described as “Back to the Future meets Mission: Impossible.” Deadline notes the project is being pitched as a high-octane drama following an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results. Definitely an interesting logline, and it’d also open up limitless possibilities to explore different eras and places — something The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow is already taking full advantage of this season.
But the best part might just be the team behind the camera. Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan are the duo developing the project, which NBC landed at the end of an apparent bidding war. So, considering the pedigree and high amount of interest, it stands to reason this one has a solid shot of actually making it to air. The two co-wrote the pilot, after Kripke brought the idea to Ryan.
Beyond the most obvious projects on their resumes, this team has been involved with some excellent television over the years. Along with The Shield (arguably the best cop show ever made), Ryan also worked on Angel, as well as the short-lived (but awesome) shows Last Resort, Terriers and The Chicago Code. Kripke spread his wings beyond Supernatural a couple of years ago with the ambitious (but messy) Revolution, also at NBC.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this one to see how it turns out. Do you think it's time for Time?
[image credit, Ryan’s acclaimed FX cop series The Shield above; Kripke’s Supernatural below]