NBC Takes Drama Pilots ‘The Village’ & ‘The Enemy Within’ To Series
NBC has announced two of its pilots which will be going to series. ‘The Village‘, which is a ‘This Is Us’-esque drama about the residents of a Brooklyn apartment building, and ‘The Enemy Within‘, a fast-paced thriller with ‘Dexter’ & ‘Limitless’ star Jennifer Carpenter and ‘Rosewood’s’ Morris Chestnut.
‘The Village’ follows residents of an apartment building in Brooklyn who have built a bonded family of friends and neighbours. These include Sarah, a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe, a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava, who must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick, a veteran who’s returned from war; And lastly, Ron and Patricia, the heart and soul of the building. The show tells hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything – even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.
The cast includes Moran Atias (‘The Resident’, ’24: Legacy’), Warren Christie (‘The Resident’, ‘Chicago Fire’), Frankie Faison (‘Banshee’), Jerod Haynes (‘Empire’, ‘Sense8’), Daren Kagasoff (‘Red Band Society’), Michaela McManus (‘SEAL Team’, ‘Aquarius’), Lorraine Toussaint (‘Into the Badlands’, ‘Rosewood’), Grace Van Dien (‘Greenhouse Academy’) and Dominic Chianese (‘The Good Wife’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘The Sopranos’).
‘The Enemy Within’ stars Jennifer Carpenter (‘Dexter’, ‘Limitless’) as Erica Shepherd, brilliant former CIA operative who becomes the most notorious traitor in American history and is now serving life in a Supermax prison. Morris Chestnut (‘Rosewood’) plays FBI Agent Will Keaton, who, despite it going against every fibre of his being, enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well.
For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy, they must think like one.
The cast of the show, which has been drawing comparisons to NBC’s other big government agency drama ‘The Blacklist’, also includes Raza Jaffrey (‘Lost in Space’, ‘Code Black’) and Kelli Garner (‘Pan Am’, ‘Looking’).
As NBC has only just commissioned these shows, it’s way too early for a UK pick up, but we will let you know when we hear more news.