ABC Buys Medical Thriller From Janine Sherman Barrois & Aaron Kaplan…“This story is from Deadline Hollywood”
Medical drama’s hot streak this pitch season continues with another sale at ABC. Cold Blood, from Criminal Minds executive producer Janine Sherman Barrois and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, is taking a different spin on the the medical genre, mixing it with a conspiracy thriller. Set at New York Memorial, the world’s most prestigious hospital, Cold Blood has the feel of The Firm in a medical setting. It follows Dr. Cara West, an African-American attending who joins the staff after the mysterious disappearance of one of their doctors.
She soon discovers that this elite team has no problem crossing ethical boundaries in order to make progress and save lives. The series focuses on the big business of medicine and the spiraling effect of every decision a doctor must make. ABC Studios, where Sherman Barrois is under an overall deal, is producing, with her and Kaplan executive This marks a return to the medical genre for Sherman Barrois, who served as an executive producer on the final season of ER. She also worked for five seasons on another NBC drama with medical elements, Third Watch. Sherman Barrois is with WME and Felker Toczek.