New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell and “Medium” creator Glenn Gordon Caron have sold a medical drama to Fox, reports Deadline.com.
Fox has given a put pilot commitment to the project, which comes from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV. Gladwell, Caron, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are executive producing.
Called “The Cure,” the project focuses on a black neurologist, and it marks the third put pilot commitment for a medical drama this season, the story reports.
“This is a rare broadcast drama created with a black protagonist at the center,” the article notes. “There have been shows that ended up with black actors as the leads through the casting process — including ABC’s medical drama ‘Gideon’s Crossing’ (Andre Braugher), Shonda Rhimes’ ABC series ‘Scandal’ (Kerry Washington) and the upcoming ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ (Viola Davis) — but that rarely happens at the concept stage.”