Jada Pinkett Smith To Star In TNT Drama Time Heals

Jada Pinkett Smith To Star In TNT Drama Time HealsPinkett To Play Director Of Nursing Nancy Hawthorne

Jada Pinkett Smith To Star In TNT Drama Time Heals
Jada Pinkett Smith (The Women, The Matrix Trilogy) has signed on to play the lead in TNT’s riveting drama pilot TIME HEALS.  She will play Director of Nursing Nancy Hawthorne, an unsung hero, caregiver and single mother who always puts the pain of others first.  TIME HEALS comes to TNT from Sony Pictures Television in association with Pinkett Smith’s 100% Womon Productions, John Masius Productions and Jamie Tarses’ FanFare Productions.  It was created by Emmy®-winner John Masius (St. Elsewhere, Providence, Dead Like Me), who also wrote the pilot script.  Masius, Pinkett Smith and Jamie Tarses (My Boys) serve as executive producers.

“John Masius has created a beautifully drawn character, and we couldn’t have wished for a better choice to play her than Jada.   Nancy Hawthorne is incredibly dynamic, a nurse whose energy, self-sacrifice and heroism changes lives on a daily basis,” said Michael Wright, senior vice president in charge of the Content Creation Group for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies.  “We are thrilled to have this wonderful actress on board for this very special drama.”

TIME HEALS takes place at Charlotte Mercy Hospital in North Carolina, where the strong but caring Nancy Hawthorne (Pinkett Smith) continuously fights a battle she often knows she won’t win.  Whether treating the homeless woman in front of the hospital like a human being or trying to talk a suicidal cancer patient off the ledge, Nancy must challenge hospital administrators, heartless doctors, apathetic colleagues and a system that sometimes forgets it’s there to serve the sick.

Recently widowed and the mother of a smart, willful teenager, Nancy juggles her career with her equally important role as a single parent.  Between the two, she barely has time for herself and has difficulty keeping things together.  But she knows she has to.  She can’t give up on anyone.  That’s what her passion requires; it’s what it takes to be a hero.