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Fox to Develop Drama Series ‘Borrowed Time’ With McG Producing (EXCLUSIVE)

Fox is developing a one-hour drama titled “Borrowed Time,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The series hails from writers and executive producers David Slack, Josh Campbell, and Matt Stuecken. McG is also an executive producer along with Mary Viola and Corey Marsh via Wonderland Sound and Vision. Wonderland is currently under a non-exclusive broadcast direct development deal with Fox.

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The official logline for “Borrowed Time” states: “Neuroscientist Mimi Peters is working to extract memories from the human brain. Her technology is too dangerous to test on the living. But after she proves she can peer into the minds of the dead, FBI Agent Casey Harden comes calling. Together, they form an uneasy partnership using her technology to solve his cases.”

The project marks a return to Fox for Slack, who previously co-created the Fox procedural “APB.” Slack’s other credits include “Law & Order,” “Magnum P.I.,” and “Person of Interest.” Campbell and Stuecken are best known for co-writing the film “10 Cloverfield Lane” and for their work on films like “Notorious Nick” and “Horizon Line.”

McG has a long history with Fox, going back to his days as an executive producer on the network’s hit drama series “The O.C.” He also directed multiple episodes of Fox’s series adaptation of the “Lethal Weapon” film franchise and served as an executive producer. In addition, he co-created and directed the pilot for the Fox series “Fastlane.” In addition to his work at Fox, McG has also worked on TV shows like “Supernatural” and the recent prequel “The Winchesters” for The CW as well as “Shadowhunters” at Freeform and “Chuck” at NBC among several others. In film, he is known for directing the two “Charlie’s Angels” films with Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore as well as films like “Terminator Salvation” and “We Are Marshall.”

Slack, Campbell and Stuecken are repped by Verve. Wonderland is repped by WME and Sloane Offer.

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