ABC has hired to develop medical drama the front line, executive produced by Michael Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini’s SMAC Entertainment, from writer Marc Halsey (The inhabitant) and ABC signature.
Written and executive produced by Halsey, the front line is described as a feel-good medical procedure centered around Sebastian “Bass” Clark, a professional athlete turned doctor who left the front lines of the football field to start afresh on the front lines of healthcare as a medical resident – a transition who have made a handful of real NFL players. The project follows Bass and an ensemble of doctors and staff at a prestigious Pittsburgh hospital as they navigate high-stakes medical records with all the adrenaline, warmth, and magnanimity of a great sports film.
Strahan, Schwartz-Morini and Thea Mann produce for SMAC. ABC Signature is the studio.
Halsey is an executive producer of Fox .’s medical drama The inhabitant. Past credits include NBCs good girls, Fox’s rosewood, and the upcoming season of Amazon’s Jack Ryan. He got his start as a writer on ABC’s Brothers Sisters. He is represented by WME and Gregg Gellman at Morris Levine.
SMAC’s production credits include ABCs $100,000 pyramidd, season two of ESPN’s More than an athlete, The Cost of Winning and HBOs State of affairs: luck, Bar stool Sport’ trainer prime, Showtime’s Play it ahead and Snoop Dogg presents The Joker’s Wild on TNT. The company has projects in development on numerous cable and broadcast networks, including HBO, DIRECTV, Showtime, ABC, CBS, E!, NFL Network, BET, Audience Network, Nickelodeon and Prime Video.
Strahan is represented by SMAC Entertainment, WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole LLP. SMAC Entertainment is represented by WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole LLP.