CBS Adds ‘Salvation’ to Its Summer Lineup

Alex Kurtzman
Alex Kurtzman (Photo © Richard Chavez)

CBS has greenlit Salvation, a new event series from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. The network recently confirmed it isn’t bringing back American Gothic or BrainDead, freeing up time slots on their 2017 summer schedule. Salvation, a one-hour serialized drama, will join returning CBS’ summer series Zoo (season three) and Big Brother for the 2017 season.

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.”

Salvation season one will consist of 13 episodes and will executive produced by Kurtzman, Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Heather Kadin, and Peter Lenkov. The series is based on Matt Wheeler’s short story, with Kruger and Shapiro writing season one. CBS hasn’t announced any casting details.

The Plot: A suspense thriller, 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.