Shawn Ryan Eric Kripke
Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke

NBC has placed a pilot order for a new series called ‘Time’ which is described as ‘Back To The Future‘ meets ‘Mission: Impossible’ from the minds of Eric Kripke (‘Supernatural‘) and Shawn Ryan (‘The Shield’).  Kripke originated the idea and brought it to Ryan.  The pair then co-wrote the pilot together.

The show will be produced by John Davis and John Fox, who are behind NBC’s hit ‘The Blacklist’.  Also executive producing is Marney Hochman.  The project comes from Sony Pictures Television.

‘Time’ is described as:

The high-octane project follows an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.

Kripke previously worked with NBC on the ambitious ‘Revolution‘ which was cancelled due to its high production cost and only modest ratings.  Ryan produced the show ‘The Player’ which debuted on NBC this past fall but has already been cancelled.  Ryan also has the new show ‘Mad Dogs’ on Amazon.

‘Time’ has received a lot of buzz leading into pilot season and NBC fittingly committed to a higher than normal budget for the episode.  So far, the show is still in development, so no casting or further crew information is available.

So far, the only series to be officially picked up by NBC is a television adaptation of ‘Taken’ which it picked up straight-to-series, bypassing the pilot process.  It has also fast-tracked ‘Chicago Law’ a spinoff from hit cop show ‘Chicago P.D.’ and is redeveloping ‘Unveiled’ a guardian angel drama that was originally submitted last season, but not picked up.

Does this premise sound intriguing?  Will this splashy series succeed where ‘Revolution’ didn’t?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter