[03/02/12 - 11:23 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 2 Updates include: ABC finds its "Beauty," The CW its "Beast"; Jesse Spencer reports to NBC's "Chicago Fire"; and Dan Byrd to star in CBS sitcom pilot.
[02/29/12 - 11:50 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 29 Updates include: Dane Cook to star in NBC's "Next Caller Please"; Hayden Panettiere is bound for ABC's "Nashville"; and Ashley Greene is the latest to "Americana" at ABC.
[02/28/12 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 28 Updates include: Josh Hopkins joins NBC's "Ladyfriends"; Missi Pyle to play mom on FOX's "Prodigy/Bully"; and Victor Garber is the first to board NBC's "Notorious."
[02/24/12 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 24 Updates include: CBS greenlights Martin Lawrence comedy pilot; Bill Pullman to play the President in NBC's "1600 Penn"; and ABC fills out the cast of "The Gilded Lilys."
[02/14/12 - 11:03 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 14 Updates include: Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock Holmes for CBS; Bryan Fuller's "Hannibal" gets series order at NBC; and Sophia Bush is cast in CBS's "Partners."
[02/09/12 - 10:51 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 9 Updates include: NBC rolls its "Munsters" reboot to June; CBS greenlights Ben Falcone comedy pilot; and Justin Kirk to topline NBC's "Animal Kingdom."
STATUS: previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2012) He thought his future was in an astrophysics lab. His true calling lies somewhere closer to the White House. During a rainy rugby game, undergrad Carter Henderson (Max Thieriot - Foreverland) is struck by a powerful bolt of lightning. At precisely the same moment thousands of miles away, Carter's father, a man he barely knew, is killed while trying to assassinate New York Senator Teras (Linus Roache - Law and Order). Carter will soon discover these two bizarre events are linked in an unimaginable and terrifying way. En route to the funeral, Carter is detained by FBI Agent Meyers (Monique Curnen - The Dark Knight). She wants to know why his dad, a respected neurosurgeon, would attempt to kill a charismatic and influential politician who's in line to become the next President of the United States. Good Question. Carter has no idea what the answer is, but he is determined to find out. Now, Carter's search to learn more about his father will take some dangerous and surprising turns, and ultimately lead him to Mr. Armin (Martin Landau) who represents a secret organization made up of the world's most powerful minds. Their purpose is to unravel one of mankind's darkest conspiracies, and figure out who's pulling the strings behind a plot for power that goes all the way to the Presidency. With the help of his girlfriend Wynter-Lee (Gabriella Wilde), and a beautiful young religious art historian (Yaya DaCosta - Tron: Legacy), Carter uncovers some startling family secrets and learns that his father died in an attempt not just to protect him, but to save all of humanity. From executive producers Roland Emmerich (2012, The Day After Tomorrow, 10000 BC, Independence Day) and Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds) comes this exhilarating thriller that combines chilling mythology, political intrigue, and heart-stopping adventure.