NBC orders Bruckheimer pilot ‘Secret Lives’

Warner Bros. TV drama to lense off-cycle in the fall

NBC is making good on its promise to order pilots on a year-round sked.

Sources say the Peacock has given a pilot production order to Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV for a drama dubbed “The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives.”

Pilot, written by Sascha Penn, revolves around three couples living in a seemingly idyllic California community that becomes a hotbed of secrets and intrigue. The script had been in development at ABC this past pilot season. Project is inspired by the book of the same name by Josie Brown.

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt has said that he wants to broaden NBC’s development activity beyond the traditional January-April pilot season marathon as the Peacock rebuilds its primetime lineup. “Secret Lives” is expected to begin casting immediately with an eye toward starting production in the fall.

NBC declined to comment on the order.

Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are exec producers on “Secret Lives” along with Penn. Jerry Bruckheimer TV’s KristieAnne Reed is co-exec producer.

Penn, repped by CAA, has fielded pilot scripts in recent years for Fox, NBC and the CW. He’s also worked as an exec producer on the Disney Channel skein “Imagination Movers.”

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