ABC has beat out NBC in a HEATED BIDDING WAR today, to grab the rights to PARANORMAL ACTIVITY director Oren Peli’s new series THE RIVER. The project which Peli will eye towards directing, will be written by TB favorite, and Paranormal Activity 2 scribe Michael R. Perry. Peli, Perry, Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will executive produce.
The show is said to be an on-going dramatic thriller about a famed TV adventurer who goes missing and is presumed dead somewhere deep inside the Amazon. The series will follow his friends and crew who set out down the river to look for him in a state-of-the-art research vessel.