EXCLUSIVE: Tia Napolitano (Merciless Summer season) has joined CBS’ newly picked up drama collection Hearth Nation as government producer and showrunner. Her rent was already within the works when the community yesterday gave an official collection order to the buzzy pilot, government produced by and starring Max Thieriot.
The mission, from Jerry Bruckheimer Tv and CBS Studios, is impressed by Thieriot’s experiences rising up in Northern California fireplace nation and stems from an unique concept by the actor, who additionally co-penned the story for the pilot with its writers, Tony Phelan and Joan Rater.
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I hear there have been no plans for Phelan and Rater, who’re skilled showrunners, to remain on after the pilot in a hands-on capability. The duo and JBTV hand picked Napolitano who bought her begin as a author beneath Phelan and Rater on Gray’s Anatomy and later labored on NBC’s Council of Dads, which Rater and Phelan created, government produced ran and JBTV produced.
In Hearth Nation, in search of redemption and a shortened jail sentence, younger convict Bode Donovan (Thieriot) joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, the place he and different inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish large blazes throughout the area.
Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Jordan Calloway, Stephanie Arcila and Jules Latimer additionally star.
Thieriot, Phelan and Rater government produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed for Jerry Bruckheimer Tv. CBS Studios is the studio.
Napolitano, who not too long ago served as government producer and showrunner on Freeform’s Merciless Summer season, is repped by CAA and Michael Auerbach at Jackoway.