Fox will take on the gun trade in a new drama series. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the broadcast network ordered "Runner, described as being "to guns what [the film] ‘Traffic’ was to drugs.”
The piece quotes the project’s logline: “We find our way into the traditionally masculine world of Arms Dealing through the unexpected lens of a woman. After a simple twist of fate, Lauren Marks learns her husband is not the person she believed him to be. Faced with the harsh reality that her life is forever changed, she goes on a truth seeking journey that entrenches her in a US/Mexican war over weapons and terrorism.”
The project comes from writer Michael Cooney ("Identity") and producer Peter Horton ("Grey’s Anatomy"), the report notes.
"Fox also ordered ‘Red Band Society,’ a project that includes Steven Spielberg among its executive ranks," the story adds, quoting the show’s logline: “A group of teenagers meet as patients in the children’s wing of a hospital and become unlikely allies and friends in this comedic young soap. It represents a completely inspired way into young soap, a comedic one-hour, a hospital show, and a (surrogate) family drama.”
The report adds: "’Runner’ has received a commitment from the network for ‘further investment towards series production this summer,’ while ‘Red Band Society’ is a ‘firm go’ as a series."