NBC has purchased the script for Vin Diesel's procedural drama First Responders.
The project is currently in development by Diesel, who will serve as executive producer, and by his One Race Television umbrella.
The show has been described as "a dynamic, high-action procedural about young veterans struggling to reintegrate into society, while heroically saving civilian lives along the way," according to Variety.
The series will follow one of the most elite Search and Rescue operations in the country, who will be led by husband-and-wife duo, Doc and Lil Pierce. The Southern California coastal base in which the Pierces reside serves as the community and surrogate family for their ex-military staff. Doc and Lil are capable of saving other people's lives in their most troubling times, but the Pierces are actually in the midst of a crisis of their own. Their son has gone missing, and in the wake of his disappearance they will do anything to solve the mystery and bring him back home.
Vin Diesel will serve alongside One Race Television's Samantha Vincent and ASAP Entertainment's Jeff Fierson (Rampage). Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Rampage), also from ASAP Entertainment, is attached to direct the project. The forthcoming project will be penned by Jesse Stern, who previously wrote the scripts for video games such as Call of Duty and Titanfall. Co-executive producer, Shana Waterman will be developing and overseeing the project for One Race Television, according to Variety.
Vin Diesel's founded One Race Films back in 1995. The company was responsible for producing four of the highest grossing movies of the Fast and Furious franchise, as well as Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick, Riddick, and xXx. The next projects coming to theaters for One Race Films will be the highly-anticipated movies Fast 8 and xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which are both set for a 2017 release date.
Do you look forward to watching Vin Diesel's upcoming series First Responders on NBC?