TNT has ordered a pilot for “Hinges” from John Wells Productions, which is being produced in association with Warner Horizon Television and Turner’s Studio T. Centering on two middle-class families of different races living in suburban America, “Hinges” follows two sets of neighbors whose lives are dramatically changed in the wake of a scandal that rocks the community. The scoop: Shifting focus to a different set of families each season, “Hinges” will expose the American Dream to be an illusion as it holds up a fun-house mirror to the cracks beneath a community’s seemingly happy surface.
The hour-long drama pilot is being written by Janine Sherman Barrois (“ER,” “Criminal Minds”) and is based on her short story “The Boom.” Sherman Barrois serves as executive producer. along with John Wells (“ER,” “Animal Kingdom”), Anthony Hemingway (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and Mark Taylor (“Underground,” “For the Love of Baltimore”). Hemingway is also set to direct the pilot.
“Hinges” joins four other pilots in the works at TNT. They are “Let the Right One In,” based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist; “Monsters of God,” a post-Civil War drama from Rod Lurie and Plan B Entertainment; “Civil,” starring Bradley Whitford, Toby Jones, Courtney B. Vance and Enrique Murciano in the story about America on the brink of a modern day Civil War; and “Claws,” featuring Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Harold Perrineau and Jenn Lyon in a dramedy set in a Florida nail salon.