Former MTV head of programming David Janollari has received an order from NBC for a drama project. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network ordered a pilot for “Salvation.”
The project is set at a Texas church, and explores family, faith and corruption. It focuses on a character named Jennifer Strickland who has to protect herself, her children and her church after her husband’s mysterious death.
The project comes out of Janollari’s three-year overall deal with Universal Television. It’s written by Liz Heldens, whose freshman shows “Deception” and “Camp” were canceled after one season, the story notes.
She will executive produce with Janollari.