According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has given a late drama pilot order to medical series Triage.
From David Cornue (Unspeakable), with Erica Messer (Criminal Minds) to serve as showrunner should it be ordered to series, Triage follows pioneering surgeon Finley Briar over three decades at the same hospital. The series looks to examine the evolution of medicine and the tenuous relationship the interconnected careers, friendships, and romances of Finley and her colleagues have with time.
Triage is said to be the first ABC pilot under their “second cycle,” a term from Karey Burke meaning projects that won’t be under pressure to be ready by May’s upfronts. Should the series receive an order, it’ll likely come sometime in the summer for a midseason premiere. That order would make Triage the third medical drama on ABC’s drama roster, joining Freddie Highmore series The Good Doctor and network cornerstone Grey’s Anatomy.
ABC has several drama pilots currently in contention for 2020-21. Their development slate includes gothic soap The Brides, about the complicated relationships between Dracula’s wives; legal drama Rebel, starring Katey Sagal as an Erin Brockovitch-like figure; family drama Harlem’s Kitchen, centering on a Black family who owns a fine-dining establishment in Harlem; thirtysomething sequel thirtysomething(else); and plane crash saga Wreckage.