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NBC, Frank Spotnitz set new drama

Gabrielle Union set to star in procedural

NBC is developing a procedural drama from scribe Frank Spotnitz that’s set to star thesp Gabrielle Union.

Drama surrounds a detective (to be played by Union) who must race to save someone’s life before it’s too late.

Spotnitz and Union collaborated on the idea. Project will be produced through Universal Media Studios.

Project is also a reunion for the duo: Union starred in ABC’s short-lived reworking of the classic series “Night Stalker,” which Spotnitz exec produced during the 2005-06 TV season.

Spotnitz’s credits include “The X-Files,” as well as ABC Family’s recent mini “Samurai Girl.” He also served as an exec producer on “Robbery Homicide Division,” “Harsh Realm” and “X-Files” spinoff “The Lone Gunmen.”

Union most recently starred in the features “Meet Dave” and “Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls.” Thesp is best known for her starring turn in “Bring It On.”

On the smallscreen, Union recurred last season on “Ugly Betty.” She also starred on “City of Angels” and regularly appeared on “7th Heaven.”

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