CBS is developing a nuclear submarine drama from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout production banner.

The series revolves around the crew of an American nuclear submarine that is rocked by a death on board that threatens to expose a major conspiracy and trigger a potential World War III. The central characters are a young female recent graduate and her father, the submarine’s executive officer.

The project is the first development prospect ordered by the new CBS Entertainment programming chief Thom Sherman.

David Wilcox (“Bull,” “Fringe”) penned the script and is exec producing with Kurtzman and Secret Hideout’s Heather Kadin for CBS Television Studios.