Another Breaking Bad player is getting a pilot. Jonathan Banks has been cast in the NBC drama pilot Bloodline, written by David Graziano and directed by Peter Berg. It is about Bird, an orphaned young girl caught in the struggle between two warring families of mercenaries and killers.
EXCLUSIVE: TV writer David Graziano has set up two drama projects, The Sixth Family at Cinemax produced by Warner Horizon, and Bloodline at NBC, from Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey’s Film 44 and Universal TV. After working on a string of series, including Southland, Lie To Me, which he co-ran, Terra Nova and Awake, Graziano focused on development this season, resulting in the two sales. He is writing/executive producing both projects.
Based on true stories from the streets of South Brooklyn, The Sixth Family drama is about the changing face of organized crime in the wake of 9/11. The project, whose title riffs on New York’s Five Families, the city’s infamous Italian mafia clans, is inspired by some of Graziano’s personal relationships developed over the years with people on both sides of the law stemming back to his youth in his hometown of Brooklyn.