In a highly competitive situation, Peacock today announced a straight-to-series, 10-episode order for the new drama MRS. DAVIS, from Tara Hernandez (“The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon”) and Damon Lindelof, produced by Warner Bros. Television.
Though plot details are being kept under wraps, Peacock can confirm that the series is an exploration of faith versus technology — an epic battle of biblical and binary proportions.
SUSAN ROVNER QUOTE: “I am so excited to be working with Damon and Tara on what I believe will be the next must binge series for Peacock! From ‘Lost,’ to ‘The Leftovers,’ to ‘Watchmen,’ Damon’s work is synonymous with content and storytelling that doesn’t just break through the clutter, but also storms onto the scene and demands that you watch or risk being left out. Tara’s experience on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Young Sheldon’ brings MRS. DAVIS a sense of humor and unexpected storytelling I feel confident will engage viewers and fans for seasons to come!” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
TARA HERNANDEZ QUOTE: “In a year that has felt totally surreal, partnering with Damon to craft the world of MRS. DAVIS truly takes the cake. To have the support of Warner Bros., who championed our vision from the beginning, and to now have the perfect home at Peacock alongside Susan, Lisa, and the rest of their incredible team — I am at a loss for words. I promise to find them as we bring this wonderfully weird story to life.”
DAMON LINDELOF QUOTE: “Tara Hernandez is an astonishingly original talent. Talking about MRS. DAVIS with her was one of the few things that kept me sane through the pandemic…I can’t wait for the world to be introduced to both of them.”
CHANNING DUNGEY QUOTE: “A series like MRS. DAVIS is exactly why we love making television. The brilliant minds of Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof have concocted one of the most innovative, undeniable concepts imaginable. We are so thrilled to be going on this wild ride with them,” said Channing Dungey, Chairman, Warner Bros. Television Group.
CREDITS: Tara Hernandez will serve as showrunner and executive producer of MRS. DAVIS. She will co-write the series alongside Damon Lindelof, who will also serve as an executive producer. MRS. DAVIS is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Both Hernandez and Lindelof are under overall deals with WBTV.
ABOUT TARA HERNANDEZ: Tara Hernandez most recently served as a writer and co-executive producer of TV’s #1 comedy, “Young Sheldon.” She previously was a writer and co-executive producer on the long-running blockbuster hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory.” She is repped by WME.
ABOUT DAMON LINDELOF: A prolific, award-winning creator known for ambitious and genre-bending storytelling, Lindelof’s most recent television credits include the critically-acclaimed series “Watchmen” and “The Leftovers,” both of which he was co-creator and showrunner. Prior to that, Lindelof was co-creator and co-showrunner of the game-changing TV juggernaut LOST. His feature film credits include “Star Trek,” “Prometheus,” “World War Z,” and “Tomorrowland,” among others. He is repped by Range Media Partners and Myman Greenspan.