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Turkish drama remake confirmed for NBC

Game of SilencePilot season is well underway in the US, with news emerging overnight NBC has confirmed a pilot order to a drama based on Turkish series Suskunlar.

US producer Intrigue, Carol Mendelsohn Productions, Timur Savci of original producer TIMS Productions and Sony Pictures Television are coming together for the pilot of Game of Silence.

News of NBC’s involvement first came back in September 2014, with a pilot production commitment with a series penalty mooted.

That came after Intrigue and Catherine Stryker of Suskunlar distributor Global Agency negotiated a rights deal back.

David Hughes (Friday Night Lights) wrote the pilot and will be showrunner. Furthermore, in which is described as an “unusual move”, NBC allowed for a small writer’s room to map out the entire first season before ordering the pilot.

The US adaptation will focus on a rising attorney whose perfectly crafted life is put at risk when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret about their violent past.