US broadcast network NBC has picked up new mystery drama Siberia for its summer schedule.
The 13-part series, which will debut on July 1, begins in 1908 when a meteor lands in the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska. One hundred years later, 16 contestants from a television show descend on the region and when one is hurt and no help arrives, they realise the strange occurrences are not part of the show and must band together to survive.
It is produced by Infinity Films in association with Sierra/Engine Television and Welldone Productions.
The executive producers are Michael Ohoven, Slava Jakovleff and Chris Philip. The series was created by Matthew Arnold.
Sierra/Engine Television, who unveiled the series at MipTV earlier this year, will handle worldwide distribution rights for the series.
The distributor is also handling sales of another upcoming NBC drama, Crossbones.