A summer thriller is coming that may mean the end of the world
CBS has set its next straight-to-series summer drama, giving a 13-episode order to suspense thriller Salvation from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios. The series will premiere in summer 2017, joining returning Zoo. CBS earlier this week opted not to renew the two new dramas it introduced this past summer, BrainDead and American Gothic.
Salvation centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.
“‘Salvation’ is the type of fast-paced, dramatic ride that viewers look for in a summer event series,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “We’re excited to launch another high concept, highly promotable show with great auspices that adds to our roster of year-round, original scripted programming.”
The new drama will join the third season of Zoo, based on the #1 bestseller by James Patterson.