Looks as though FOX will be full of drama in the 2014-15 season. After giving the green light to dramas “Empire” starring Terrence Howard and the highly anticipated “Gotham,” the network has ordered “Red Band Society” to series as well.
The coming-of-age dramedy centers around teenagers living within a pediatric wing at a hospital. The series stars Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable and is being produced by writer Margaret Nagle of “Boardwalk Empire”; Steven Spielberg is also an exec producer.
“Red Band Society” is based on a Catalan TV show entitled “Polseres Vermelles.” The concept might also sound familiar to U.S. audiences as it was in development with ABC during the 2012-13 season.