USA has ordered a pair of comedies to series, including one from Denis Leary, and is developing eight new dramas, the network announced Thursday.
Based on a U.K. format and written by Leary and Bob Fisher, Sirens follows three Chicago EMTs with silly, self-righteous and sometimes self-destructive personalities. Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Jessica McNamee and Kevin Bigley will star.
On the drama side, Horizon, a period drama set at the height of World War II from The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd, will go into production this summer. The show revolves around an FBI secretary who begins a secretive investigation into files that have been stamped with the codename "horizon." The files provide links to the death of her husband and the disappearance of a young girl, and has also, unbeknownst to her, sparked the interest of undercover Nazi spies in the U.S.Bryan Greenberg). Doug Liman and David Bartis will executive-produce. Amanda Schull and Manolo Cardona also star.The Edge: This thriller explores one idealistic man's journey after he leaves an NGO to join the world's top venture capital firm, where he discovers a morally bankrupt workplace that perpetuates shadowy agendas to control governments, industries and global leaders. John Legend's Get Lifted Film Co., and writers Adam Hoff and Justin Herber will executive-produce.Complications: Written and executive-produced by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, the project tells the story of an ER doctor whose life changes after he is involved in a gang shooting.Bank: After an act of heroism gives her the opportunity to choose her next assignment, a young FBI agent surprises everyone by choosing the bank crimes division in Los Angeles, aka the epicenter of bank robberies in the U.S. Liman and Bartis will executive-produce, along with writers Nora Zuckerman and Lilla Zukerman.Blanco Country: Based on a series of books by Ben Rehder, the project follows John Marlin, a pro baseball player who would rather travel the world than return to his small Texas hometown on his down time. After the death of his father, Marlin returns home to find an uneasy alliance between the locals and the nouveau riche. Believing the local cops to be inept, Marlin runs for sheriff and surprisingly wins. Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas wrote the script and will executive-produce alongside Tom Welling, Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.Michael Rauch and restaurateur Joe Bastianich, the project gives an inside look at the opening of a New York City hot spot, inspired by Bastianich's life and his New York Times bestseller Restaurant Man.Shadow Counsel: The legal thriller follows Ethan, a former Army JAG attorney who is recruited by the FBI to work as as a shadow counsel, a secret lawyer who operates behind the scenes and completely off the record to circumvent existing roadblocks in classified cases. Ethan's life rapidly descends into chaos as he finds himself on the run. Castle's Barry Schindel, who wrote the script, will executive-produce will American Horror Story's David Semel.