Dick Wolf Sets Up Medical-Legal Hybrid


Dick Wolf has set up his first project under NBC chairman Ben Silverman, teaming with “Friday Night Lights” writer David Hudgins for a medical-legal hybrid.

The untitled project, from Wolf Films and Universal Media Studios, will be a character-based procedural revolving around two brothers who are senior partners in a medical malpractice law firm. One of the siblings will be a doctor.

Variety says the structure of the series will allow Wolf and Hudgins to tell medically themed stories without using a hospital setting. It will allow writers to explore big issues such a medical ethics, how diseases should be handled and the impact of medical decisions on families.