EXCLUSIVE: CBS is creating East/West, a medical drama from writer-producer Yalun Tu (NCIS: Hawai’i), M. Raven Metzner (Iron Fist) and CBS Studios. Jet Wilkinson (The Chi) is connected to direct the pilot and government produce.
Written by Tu and Metzner, East/West revolves round a pair of newly related half-siblings – one an Asian- American medical physician, the opposite a Taiwanese Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner – who make the most of their typically clashing, typically complementary japanese and western experience to resolve medical mysteries alongside a group of sensible medical doctors.
Tu and Metzner government produce with Wilkinson. CBS Studios is the studio.
Tu is a supervising producer on NCIS: Hawai’i (CBS) and is presently writing the pilot Blank at Sony TV with Bob Odenkirk producing and Jet Wilkinson directing. He can be creating tasks with Amazon, Fifth Season, SK Global, Viu, and Bedrock Entertainment. Tu is repped by Gersh, Circle of Confusion and Morris Yorn.
Metzner was showrunner/government producer on Season 2 of Marvel’s Iron Fist, served as EP on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, consulting producer on TNT’s Falling Skies and NBC’s Heroes Reborn. Metzner is presently a consulting producer on Star Trek: Discovery and is creating tasks at Warner Brothers, SK Global and an animated sequence with Rooster Teeth & Religion of Sports. He is repped by WME, Mosaic and McKuin, Frankel, Whitehead.
Wilkinson is presently serving as an government producer on Percy Jackson and the Olympians for Disney+. She lately directed the finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Wilkinson additionally directed the pilot episode of First Kill for Netflix, produced by Emma Roberts. Prior to that, she directed The Old Man (FX), the finale of Away (Netflix) with Hilary Swank and labored as an Executive Producer on The Chi for Showtime and Fox 21 TV Studios. She additionally directed the pilot of Warrior Nun (Netflix), which is presently in manufacturing on Season 2. Wilkinson is repped by Gersh and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, & Brown.