Eric I. Lu & Wilmer Valderrama Developing Series ‘Riding The Lightning’ Based On Anthony Almojera Memoir

EXCLUSIVE: Eric I. Lu (The Resident) and Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS) are developing a drama series based on Anthony Almojera’s memoir Riding The Lightning: A Year in the Life of a New York City Paramedic, Deadline has learned. CBS Studios is the studio.

Riding The Lightning will follow a veteran team of EMS workers in New York City grappling with life-or-death emergencies while welcoming an eager group of new recruits to their tight-knit unit.

Lu will serve as the writer and executive producer of Riding The Lightning; Valderrama and Kaitlin Saltzman will EP through his WV Entertainment. Almojera will serve as a consultant on the project.

Lu will feel right at home working on a medical drama thanks to his four years working as a writer and producer on Fox’s The Resident. He joined the show in Season 2 and departed after the show’s sixth season. He is repped by Echo Lake, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, et al.

Valderrama is an actor and producer who will next be seen reprising the role of Fez in Netflix’s That ’70s Show spinoff, That ’90s Show. The series’ freshman season premieres on January 19. Projects under development include the YA crime drama Keep This To Yourself for Peacock/Telemundo and a reimagined Zorro series for Disney Branded Television. WV Entertainment is repped by UTA.

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