NBC Commits to Immaculate Conception Drama

Aug 27, 2013  •  Post A Comment

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."


  1. They do know that immaculate conception has nothing to do with the creation on Jesus. It means that Mary was born without the stain of original sin. (from Adam & Eve eating the apple) The Virgin Birth was how Jesus was conceived an born. Curious if they got that part right.

  2. Here is the definition from Wikipedia -The Immaculate Conception is a dogma of the Catholic Church maintaining that from the moment when she was conceived in the womb, the Blessed Virgin Mary was kept free of original sin, [1][2] so that she was from the start filled with the sanctifying grace normally conferred in baptism. It is one of the four dogmas in Roman Catholic Mariology. Mary is often called the Immaculata (the Immaculate One), particularly in artistic and cultural contexts.[3]
    The Immaculate Conception should not be confused with the perpetual virginity of Mary or the virgin birth of Jesus; it refers to the conception of Mary by her mother, Saint Anne. Although the belief was widely held since at least Late Antiquity, the doctrine was not dogmatically defined until December 8, 1854, by Pope Pius IX in his papal bull Ineffabilis Deus. It is not formal doctrine except in the Roman Catholic Church.

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