Jerry Bruckheimer

NBC has green-lighted The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, a soap-thriller drama pilot from Jerry Bruckheimer, Deadline.com reports.

Inspired by the Josie Brown book of the same name, the hourlong project focuses on a tightly knit group of friends and their families who are connected to a murder.

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Sascha Penn will write and executive-produce alongside Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed with co-executive-produce.

Filming on the pilot, which was originally set up at ABC last season, is slated to begin in the fall.