The Village, a buzzy pilot from NBC, has been dealt a series order by the network.
According to Deadline, as an early frontrunner at the network, it has been getting comparisons to This Is Us, which is no surprise because we've thought that since the description was first revealed.
"In The Village, the people who reside in the Brooklyn apartment building have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything — even if it’s the one you make with the people around you."
The ensemble cast includes black actors Jerod Haynes, Lorraine Toussaint and Frankie Faison. It also stars Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese (who will possibly be the oldest series regular on TV at 87), Warren Christie, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus and Grace Van Dien.