NBC has just landed a drama project focusing on a female heart transplant surgeon, with Amy Brenneman and writer Jill Gordon behind the scenes, Variety reports. Brenneman is well-known for her acting and her work as creator and star of “Judging Amy,” but will remain strictly in a producing role on the new project, the report notes.
The show is inspired by “Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon,” a 2010 book by Kathy Magliato.
“The TV adaptation is envisioned as a dramedy blending medical procedural stories with a character study of a brilliant but flawed, highly competitive surgeon,” Variety reports. “Drama vet Gordon is writing the script adaptation and will exec produce with Brenneman, Brad Silberling, Kelly Meyer, Susan Carlson and Eric Carlson. Magliato will be a co-exec producer should the project be ordered to pilot.”