Oliver Sacks’ work is officially going to NBC, with the help of some pretty big creators. Reports on Tuesday said the network has given a pilot order to Wolf, a potential series that will be executive produced by the likes of actor and director Andy Serkis and Arrowverse boss Greg Berlanti. The possible series will be based on Sacks’ books The man who mistook his wife for a hat and An anthropologist on Mars. Superman & LoisLee Toland Krieger is on board to direct and executive produce, with Michael Grassi to write and executive produce the pilot.
Wolf follows a revolutionary, larger-than-life neurologist and his team of interns as they explore the last great frontier, the human mind, while also grappling with their own relationships and mental health. Other executive producers include Sarah Schechter and Leigh London Redman of Berlanti Productions, Jonathan Cavendish and Will Tennant of The Imaginarium, and Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate of Fabel Entertainment.
Who is Oliver Sacks?
Sacks, who passed away in 2015, was a prolific neurologist and author who published many case studies on neurological experiences. These include 1973’s awakeningwhich was made into a movie of the same name in 1990 starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.
Sacks’ books also contain Migraine, a leg to stand on, seeing voices: a journey into the world of the deaf, Uncle Tungsten: memories of a chemical childhood, the island of the colorblind, and Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain.
Does Greg Berlanti have a new Warner Bros. Discovery deal?
Wolf is just the latest project brought to life under a huge deal between Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Discovery, which was officially signed earlier this month. The deal, which runs at least through 2027, will prioritize the individual success of each new Berlanti Productions show — a change of pace, after Berlanti previously had a record 13 shows on the air at once.
“Greg is a tremendous talent, and the impact of his prolific and powerful storytelling on Warner Bros. and audiences, and on our culture, is just ‘wow,'” said David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “He started his career with us and we are incredibly lucky that he will continue to build and grow our TV studio in the future.”
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