We recently reported that NBC was moving forward on an exorcism drama called The Possession of Maggie Gill, and today it was announced that another show on the network's schedule has been possessed and that James Wan, a director familiar with capturing supernatural scares, is attached to helm the project.

Deadline reports that NBC has purchased Maidenhead from Sony TV, a show written by Ben Ripley (Source Code, Species: The Awakening) and set to be directed by James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious, Saw) in his first foray into television. Ripley and Wan will also serve as executive producers alongside Davis Entertainment's John Davis and John Fox. We have the show's official synopsis (via Deadline):

"Maidenhead is described as a medical procedural wrapped in a very realistic, frightening supernatural drama. When a scientist is called to a tiny Connecticut suburb to investigate an ailing teen girl, he discovers that her affliction presents itself as a demonic contagion slowly spreading through the town. His team peels back the secrets and lies buried within the fabric of the community while medically deconstructing the tropes of demon mythology."

There's no word yet on when shooting will begin on Maidenhead, as it's still in the early stages of development, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements.

Source: Deadline
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