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NBC Commits to Immaculate Conception Drama Deadline

NBC is moving forward with a project described as a supernatural mystery drama about a large-scale immaculate conception. Deadline.com reports that the network has given a put pilot commitment to "Conception," from producer David Janollari and "Eagle Eye" writer John Glenn.

"The project hails from Universal Television where Glenn’s and Janollari’s companies, John Glenn Entertainment and David Janollari Entertainment, are both based, and marks a rare put pilot commitment for NBC’s sibling studio," the story reports. "Co-written by Glenn and Lars Jacobson, 'Conception' tracks a modern-day immaculate conception on a large scale. The show follows those few children that survived and how they’re destined to change the world."

Glenn and Janollari are executive producing, the piece notes.

The report adds: "This is Janollari’s third sale to NBC in his first development season at Uni TV, adding to comedies 'Gifted' from writer David Bickel and a romantic half-hour from writer Paul Ruehl. Glenn wrote two drama projects for NBC last season, the modern-day 'Hatfields & McCoys,' which went to pilot, and 'Lost Horizon' with M. Night Shyamalan, which had a put pilot commitment."