Worldwide sales agent Sierra/Engine Television will launch its upcoming ABC medical procedural The Black Box at MIPCOM.  

Tele München Gruppe will handle the Bold Films series in German-speaking Europe and Modern Times Group will release across Scandinavia.  

ABC has committed to a 13 episode prime-time in-season US slot ahead of the start of production in October in New York.

Simon Curtis of My Week With Marilyn fame will direct The Black Box starring Kelly Reilly of Flight and Sherlock Holmes in the lead as Dr Elizabeth Black alongside Vanessa Redgrave as Dr Hartramph and Terry Kinney as Dr Owen Morley.

Reilly will play a brilliant neurologist who juggles work with her secret bipolar life. The only one who knows her secrets is her psychiatrist, Dr Hartramph.

Amy Holden Jones is the writer and serves as executive producer with Anne Thomopoulos, Bryan Singer, Oly Obst and Ilene Chaiken. WME packed The Black Box and represents Bold Films, Jones, Chaiken and Singer.

“As the show’s early pre-sales demonstrate, today’s international marketplace is willing to get in on the ground level on a daring new US Network series with a tremendously talented group of people,” said Sierra/Engine Television CEO Chris Philip (pictured).