Deadline is reporting that NBC has picked up a new drama from Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Kevin Sorbo, the team that, once upon a time in the ’90s, helped rule the syndicated TV airwaves with Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Now, 20 years later, Sorbo is going from demigod to man of god, for a series about a guy granted the power to perform miracles.
Titled Miracle Man, the series will star Sorbo as a former Army Ranger gifted with “the ability to make miracles happen, marvels often small but real”—like, say, Sam Raimi managing to make a faithfully great Evil Dead show more than two decades after Army Of Darkness—“that can change people’s lives.” Sorbo’s character will go on a quest for the truth behind his new powers, while also working to reconcile with his estranged wife and kid. (He might also pull out an old standard and investigate, once and for all, whether that God fellow is actually dead.)
Miracle Man—not to be confused by someone in a very specific demographic with Matt Besser and Rich Fulcher’s bizarre, Too Many Cooks-esque In Search Of Miracle Man—is being written by Robert Eisle, who penned the screenplay for Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters. Eisle will also executive produce, alongside Sorbo, Raimi, and Tapert.