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NBC has ordered Warren Leight and Paul Haggis’ “Salvation” to pilot, and is developing the Gideon Raff drama “Waking Lions,” Variety has learned.

Leight, who recently exited “Law & Order: SVU” as showrunner, has penned the script for “Salvation,” a medical series being described by NBC as the “first real-time hospital ‘extreme event’ drama.” The story begins on the Fourth of July weekend, when a massive storm hits New York City and leaves Our Lady of Salvation hospital as the last open trauma center in Brooklyn. The trouble is, Our Lady of Salvation was recently decimated by downsizing, leaving few doctors on hand to handle the hordes of incoming patients. “Salvation” is a Sony Pictures Television production.

Raff’s “Waking Lions” will be based on the novel of the same name by Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. In the international best-seller, Beverly Hills doctor Eitan Green hits and kills an African immigrant on his drive home one night; he flees the scene, but soon finds himself being blackmailed by the victim’s wife. Worse for him, his own wife becomes the lead investigator on the resulting case. The project comes from Keshet and Universal TV. Raff most recently co-created FX’s the Middle East drama “Tyrant,” now in its third season, with Howard Gordon, and directed two episodes of NBC’s “Heroes: Reborn” miniseries.