NBC developing supernatural soap

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NBC Develops Winery-Set Supernatural Soap

NBC has added supernatural soap Vines to its roster of drama projects
in development for next season, with The Ring director Hideo Nakata on
board to executive produce and possibly direct. The project, from
writer Mark Kruger (The 4400) and film producer Michael Aguilar, was
originally developed as a feature, which serves as inspiration for the
potential series. It centers on a troubled family desperate for a
fresh start that takes over a Napa Valley winery whose ancient vines
possess dangerous mystical powers. UMS is producing with Aguilar's Dos
Tontos banner and OZLA Pictires; Aguilar, Nakata and Kruger are
executive producing the project, which marks both Nakata and Aguilar's
U.S. TV debut. Nakata directed the original Japanese movies Ring and
Ring 2 as well as the Hollywood sequel The Ring Two and another
Japanese movie that got a Hollywood remake, Dark Water. Kruger is with
WME and Madhouse.
I'd like to see NBC develop the ability to draw up a schedule in 
September and then stick to it like glue until Christmas!