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[05/06/14 - 06:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 6 - Drama "Odyssey" Completes NBC's Series Orders for Today
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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Here is the latest project being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2014-15 season (via press release):

"ODYSSEY"

In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist. After a team of American soldiers battle Jihadists in North Africa, they're shocked to find that one of the men they killed is Al Qaeda's top man. Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel, "Pushing Daisies") - a soldier, mother, wife and the unit's only female member - discovers computer files that suggest a major U.S. corporation is funding the Jihadists. But before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked and left for dead. News is reported that the unit was wiped out, but the truth is that Odelle survived and is the only witness to her unit's assassination by U.S. Special Forces. In New York, former U.S. Attorney Peter Drucker (Peter Facinelli, "Nurse Jackie") is working on a merger deal for the same company that was funneling money to the Jihadists. Meanwhile, Harrison Wolcott, a political activist and trust fund kid, meets a hacker who claims to have unearthed a massive military-industrial conspiracy. And he's right: He's stumbled onto the cover-up that began with Odelle and will soon be out in the open and everyone's lives will be in danger. The only way they'll ever save their country, their families and themselves is by joining forces and exposing the people behind it. From director Peter Horton ("Grey's Anatomy") comes a complex journey through global politics, military secrets and three strangers who only have one thing in common... the truth.

The cast also includes Jake Robinson, Jim True-Frost, Treat Williams, Nate Mooney, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, Sadie Sink, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Omar Ghazaoui.

Writers Adam Armus ("The Following") and Nora Kay Foster ("Heroes"), and director Peter Horton ("Grey's Anatomy") serve as executive producers with Simon Maxwell ("Off the Hook"), Mikkel Bondesen ("Burn Notice"), Henrik Bastin ("Burn Notice) and Kristen Campo ("The Killing"). "Odyssey" is a production of Universal Television, Fabrik Entertainment and Red Arrow Entertainment Group.






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