Damon Lindelof, ‘Young Sheldon’ Writer Tara Hernandez Set Drama ‘Mrs. Davis’ at Peacock

Damon Lindelof Tara Hernandez
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In a competitive situation, Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to a new drama series from Damon Lindelof and Tara Hernandez.

The series is titled “Mrs. Davis.” Plot details on the series are being kept under wraps, but it is said to be an exploration of faith versus technology and an epic battle of biblical and binary proportions. Peacock has given the show a 10-episode order.

“In a year that has felt totally surreal, partnering with Damon to craft the world of ‘Mrs. Davis’ truly takes the cake,” said Hernandez. “To have the support of Warner Bros., who championed our vision from the beginning, and to now have the perfect home at Peacock alongside Susan [Rovner], Lisa [Katz], and the rest of their incredible team — I am at a loss for words. I promise to find them as we bring this wonderfully weird story to life.”

Lindelof and Hernandez are co-writers on the series, with Hernandez also set to serve as showrunner. Both will executive produce. Warner Bros. Television is the studio, with both Lindelof and Hernandez currently under overall deals at WBTV

“Tara Hernandez is an astonishingly original talent,” Lindelof said. “Talking about ‘Mrs. Davis’ with her was one of the few things that kept me sane through the pandemic…I can’t wait for the world to be introduced to both of them.”

Hernandez was most recently a writer and co-executive producer on the CBS single-cam comedy “Young Sheldon.” Prior to that, she was a writer and co-executive producer on “The Big Bang Theory,” working on both shows for multiple seasons. She is repped by WME.

Lindelof previously co-created the critically-acclaimed HBO shows “Watchmen,” based on the graphic novel of the same name, and “The Leftovers,” based on the novel of the same name by fellow co-creator Tom Perotta. Lindelof also served as showrunner on both shows. He was also the co-creator and co-showrunner on the hit ABC series “Lost.” His film credits include “World War Z,” “Tomorrowland,” and “Star Trek.” He is repped by Range Media Partners and Myman Greenspan.