NBC has picked up its fifth scripted series pilot for the 2010-11 season in Chase, a new drama from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI franchise, The Amazing Race, Pirates of The Caribbean films) and executive producer Jennifer Johnson (Cold Case).
The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.
Chase joins previously announced Undercovers, The Event, Love Bites and Outsourced as the fifth new scripted series currently announced for NBC's new season with additional pickups yet to be announced.
"Chase has all the undeniable elements of a thrill ride that you would expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer action series," said Bromstad. "Equally important, it also features a great cast. Kelli Giddish is a breakout star as the lead."
Chase is a fast-paced drama that drops viewers smack into the middle of a game of cat-and-mouse as a team of U.S. marshals hunts down America's most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (Past Life) stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a cowboy boot-wearing deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down the violent criminals on the run.
Chase is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television. Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (CSI franchise, The Amazing Race, Cold Case) and Johnson serve as executive producers, while KristieAnne Reed is co-executive producer. David Nutter (The Mentalist, Without a Trace, The X-Files) directed and is executive producer of the pilot which was written by Johnson.