Showtime has joined forces with Tim Robbins and producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas for the pharmaceutical business-set family drama Possible Side Effects, according to Variety.

Robbins will write, executive produce and (pending a greenlight) direct a pilot for the one-hour drama.

Possible Side Effects will explore the dysfunctional family dynamics of the main characters, as well as examine the politics, research, bureaucracy, miraculous cures and greed that accompany the pharmaceutical industry's search for the next billion-dollar drug.