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SLAP, THE (NBC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/5/12 - 1/19/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
eight episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, January 2014) NBC is also ordering eight episodes of the miniseries "The Slap," based on the critically-acclaimed Australian project of the same name that aired in 2011. Written by Jon Robin Baitz ("The West Wing," "Brothers & Sisters") and also produced by Universal Television, "The Slap" is a complex family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, begins to expose long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core American values of all who are pulled into it. Baitz, who was a Pulitzer finalist for his semi-autobiographical play "A Fair Country," will write all episodes and executive produce with Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Ted Gold and Tony Ayres.
CREW INFORMATION:
· ??? as DIR (Pilot)
· Jon Robin Baitz as CRTR/EP
· Laurie MacDonald as EP
· Ted Gold as EP
· Tony Ayres as EP
· Walter Parkes as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Parkes-MacDonald Productions
· Universal Television