ABC Orders New Drama Series ‘The Black Box’

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The ABC network has picked up a new drama series, The Black Box. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has ordered 13 episodes of the show that centers on a neuroscientist by the name of Elizabeth Banks.

World famous for her work in the field, Banks maintains the long running secret of her own mental illness from her family and friends while working at the Center for Neurological Research and Treatment that has been coined “The Cube”. The series comes from writer Amy Holden Jones, who is best known for her work on ‘The Relic’ and Mystic Pizza’. Bold Films (Legion, Drive) will be producing the show in a move that will mark the company’s first step into TV production.

Jones will also serve as an executive producer on ‘The Black Box’ alongside Ilene Chaiken (The L Word), Bryan Singer, the director behind the ‘X-Men’, Oly Obst (The Invention of Lying) and Anne Thomopoulos of ‘Borgia’. ABC is said to be aiming to reveal the new drama during 2014 in January with Chaiken on board as the showrunner of the series.

Will you be tuning into ‘The Black Box’ next year on ABC? Leave us your comments on the series pick-up below.

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  • Doobie

    I thought The Black Box was great. I liked being able to see what life is like for those with mental illnesses, and I think the public will be able to have a better understanding of mental illnesses and disorders after having watched this.

  • kathleen

    I thought this show was great, I hope it stays on the air!

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