NBC and Greg Berlanti Developing Drama Series NAPA Based on WUTHERING HEIGHTS and FAMILY AFFAIR with Sara Goodman

     September 25, 2012


Prolific producer Greg Berlanti may have two more wins under his belt as he has sold two dramas to NBC.  First up is an hour-long drama series based on Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.”  Set in the Napa Valley, Napa will be written by Tom Donaghy (The Whole Truth).  Donaghy, Berlanti and Melissa Kellner Berman will co-executive produce the hour, which has a put-pilot commitment from the network.  The story, originally published in the mid-1800s, centers on the doomed relationship between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff.  Hit the jump for info on Berlanti’s family drama, Family Affair.

THR reported on greg-berlanti-napa-family-affairBerlanti’s sale of Napa to NBC, as well as the family drama, Family Affair.  The series, which also received a put-pilot commitment from NBC, revolves around two Connecticut families who clash when an accident claims the lives of a mother and father who were involved in an affair. Sara Goodman (Gossip Girl) will script the series and executive produce alongside Berlanti, with Berman co-exec producing.

Berlanti previously sold an untitled medical drama with Supernatural scribe Sera Gamble set up at ABC.  Guilty, a previous sale, was developed last year and is still in contention at Fox.  He will have two series on the air this fall: CW’s DC Comics adaptation Arrow, which debuts this October, and CBS’ cop drama Golden Boywhich is slated for midseason on CBS. His limited series Political Animals is still in limbo at USA Networks.