NBC Developing Heart Surgeon Drama With Amy Brennaman

Posted by at 1:52 pm on October 17, 2014

amy-brenneman-reignNBC has snapped up a drama project about a female heart transplant surgeon that hails from Amy Brenneman and writer Jill Gordon.

The project is inspired by the 2010 book “Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon” by Kathy Magliato, one of the few female heart surgeons in the country. The TV adaptation is envisioned as a dramedy blending medical procedural stories with a character study of a brilliant but flawed, highly competitive surgeon.

Drama vet Gordon is writing the script adaptation and will exec produce with Brenneman (pictured), Brad Silberling, Kelly Meyer, Susan Carlson and Eric Carlson. Magliato will be a co-exec producer should the project be ordered to pilot.

Brenneman’s involvement with “Heart Matters” is strictly as a producer. The alum of CBS’ “Judging Amy” and ABC’s “Private Practice” is now a regular on HBO’s “The Leftovers,” which was renewed for a sophomore year. She logged a guest shot last season in “Reign,” the drama series that Silberling, who is married to Brenneman, produces for the CW.

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