The pilot "follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race," a synopsis said.
Production is to begin in November with Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who wrote the pilot script, serving as co-executive producers.
No casting has been announced yet.
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