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CBS orders Toni Collette drama pilot ‘Hostages’

WBTV thriller based on Israeli format; TNT orders Geena Davis drama

CBS is taking a cue from “Homeland” with its latest pilot order.

Eye has given the nod to Warner Bros. TV’s “Hostages,” a political drama based on an Israeli format, with Toni Collette on board to star. “Homeland” alum Jeffrey Nachmanoff penned the pilot and will direct.

From Jerry Bruckheimer TV, “Hostages” centers on a female surgeon living in D.C. who is chosen to operate on the President. She becomes part of a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage and placed in harms way.

In addition to penning and directing the pilot, Nachmanoff will exec produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. Nachmanoff helmed two episodes of “Homeland” during the Showtime series’ first season. His credits also include writing the feature film “The Day After Tomorrow.”

Omri Givon and Rotem Shamir, who created the Israeli format with Alon Aranya, will also exec produce with Chayim Sharir. Aranya will co-exec produce with Bruckheimer TV’s KristieAnne Reed.

Separately, TNT has ordered a pilot for a femme bounty hunter project from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment to star Geena Davis. Script was penned by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg. Devlin, whose previous TNT drama “Leverage” wrapped its five-year run in December, is on board to direct.

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