“Four Stars,” a family military drama, has scored a pilot order at CBS, Variety has learned. The potential series hails from scribe Becky Mode who will exec produce with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and RJ Cutler, who is attached to direct the pilot.
“Four Stars” follows two powerful rival families in the military community of Tampa, Florida, who make decisions at the highest levels in the interest of national security.
CBS Television Studios, where Timberman and Beverly are under an overall deal, will produce.
Mode’s credits include “A Gifted Man,” “Smash” and “The Playboy Club.” She was a staff writer on “Cosby.” Cutler’s credits include “Nashville” and the film “If I Stay,” which he helmed. He also directed the “Vogue” documentary “The September Issue.”
The project is a continuation of business for Timberman and Beverly and CBS. The producing pair is currently behind the network’s “Elementary” and “The Odd Couple,” in addition to Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”
“Four Stars” joins a slew of other drama pilots on CBS’s slate including a “MacGyver” reboot; a Nancy Drew-inspired project, titled “Drew;” a series-adaptation of the film “Training Day;” “Bull,” a pilot about Dr. Phil’s early years; “Bunker Hill,” a Silicon Valley medical drama from Jason Katims; and legal drama “Doubt,” which was redeveloped from last year.