Robbins Suffers Possible Side Effects


Showtime has made a deal with Tim Robbins and producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas for the pharmaceutical business-set family drama “Possible Side Effects,” reports Variety.

Robbins will write, executive produce and (pending a greenlight) direct a pilot for the one-hour drama. Goldsmith-Thomas and Daniel Thomas will executive produce.

In addition to exploring the dysfunctional family dynamics of the main characters, the potential series will examine the politics, research, bureaucracy, miraculous cures and greed that accompany the pharmaceutical industry’s search for the next billion-dollar drug.