Lifetime has greenlighted Deliverance Creek, a two-hour backdoor pilot from Nicholas Sparks Prods. and Warner Horizon Television. Written by Melissa Carter, the period project is set at the end of the Civil War and centers on Belle Barlowe who attempts to defend her family’s land by any means necessary. When the corrupt bank that runs their town pushes Belle into becoming an outlaw, the stakes become personal, setting off a chain of events that force her to question whether it’s better to be good or to survive. This marks the first pilot for Sparks and his publishing agent/creative partner Theresa Park’s TV production company, which the two launched in spring 2012 with a first-look deal at WBTV, tapping UTA agent Elise Henderson as head of development. Sparks and Park will executive produce Deliverance Creek with Carter, while Henderson serves as co-executive producer. Deliverance Creek joins hourlong Lifetime pilots, HR, which stars Alicia Silverstone, and recently greenlighted Unreal. Carter is repped by Rob Golenberg.
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