CBS gave a straight-to-series order to a suspense thriller that the network has slotted for broadcast in summer 2017. The project is “Salvation,” about an asteroid on a collision course with planet Earth.
The network ordered 13 one-hour episodes of the project from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios.
Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment, commented: “‘Salvation’ is the type of fast-paced, dramatic ride that viewers look for in a summer event series. We’re excited to launch another high-concept, highly promotable show with great auspices that adds to our roster of year-round, original scripted programming.”
Executive producers are Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, who wrote the script based on a story by Matt Wheeler; Alex Kurtzman; Heather Kadin; and Peter Lenkov.
The drama series joins season three of “Zoo,” along with a new installment of “Big Brother,” in the summer 2017 lineup for CBS.