Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama ‘Conway’ In Works At NBC

Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama ‘Conway’ In Works At NBC

NBC has put in development Conway, a crime drama about a brilliant detective from Vin Diesel, his One Race TV and Universal Television, where Diesel and One Race TV are under a deal.

Written by Jonny Umansky, Conway centers around St. Louis detective Cal Conway, who finds his world turned upside down when he wakes up from a coma with exceptional cognitive abilities. Returning to the force, he sets out to solve the city’s most complex cases but the discovery of a lethal side effect makes Cal wonder whether his new abilities are more of a blessing or a curse.

The series is inspired by a real world condition, affecting just 50 people around the world, who have survived traumatic brain injuries. In these rare instances, the brain responds to trauma in spectacular ways, resulting in individuals suddenly possessing extraordinary new genius-level talents and cognitive abilities.

Umansky executive produces with Diesel and One Race TV’s head of television Shana C. Waterman, Universal TV produces in association with One Race TV.

Umansky most recently was hired to adapt 16 Ways To Break A Heart for Sonar Studios with Canvas Media Producing. On the feature side, Umansky and his former writing partner Zach Hyatt adapted Legends of the Hidden Temple for Nickelodeon Films.

Diesel’s One Race Films has produced the five highest-grossing films in the Fast franchise — Fate of the Furious, Furious 7 Fast and Furious 6, Fast Five as well as Fast & Furious. The TV arm One Race TV is currently under a multi-year overall deal with Uni TV and Diesel’s gaming studio Tigon Studios has produced several console titles, including Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and original property The Wheelman.

One Race is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment. Umansky is repped by UTA, Industry Entertainment, and attorneys Adam Kaller and Duncan Hedges.

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