Stephen Gaghan

NBC has picked up a drama pilot from Traffic screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, Variety reports.

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New NBC Programming Chief Bob Greenblatt has ordered a pilot for Gaghan's drama, S.I.L.A, aka Special Investigations L.A. Similar to the style of Traffic, the project looks at Los Angeles through multiple perspectives including law enforcement, legal communities, city hall and crime.

Gaghan will also direct the pilot. Former Fox Entertainment Group Chairman Peter Chernin  and former Universal Media Studios head Katherine Pope are attached as executive producers.

Gaghan won an Oscar in 2001 for his adapted screenplay of Traffic. He later wrote and directed the political drama Syriana.