Nicholas Sparks to Executive Produce Lifetime's DELIVERANCE CREEK
Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Safe Haven) makes his television debut as executive producer of the two-hour programming event Deliverance Creek (#DeliveranceCreek), premiering Saturday, September 13, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. From executive producer/writer Melissa Carter (Jane By Design, Little Black Book) and starring Emmy(R) nominee/SAG Award winner Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Deliverance Creek is a revenge drama centering on a widow and mother of three who is determined to protect her family and land at any cost during the Civil War. Deliverance Creek also stars Wes Ramsey (CSI: Miami), Yaani King (Mad Men), Caitlin Custer (Teen Wolf), Christopher Backus (Elevator), Riley Smith (90210), Katherine Willis (Friday Night Lights) and Christopher Baker (Sanctum). Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, Scream), Barry Tubb (Revolution) and Joel Johnstone (The Newsroom) guest star.
Two years into the Civil War, Belle Gatlin Barlowe (Ambrose) faces uncertainty in the life before her as she attempts to defend her family's land by any means necessary. When the corrupt bank that runs their town pushes Belle into becoming an outlaw, the stakes become personal, setting off a chain of events that force her to question whether it's better to be good or to survive.
Written by Melissa Carter and directed by Jon Amiel (The Borgias), Deliverance Creek is produced by Nicholas Sparks Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television. Carter, Sparks, Theresa Park and Amiel are executive producers. Elise Henderson serves as co-executive producer.
Nicholas Sparks Productions (NSP) is the television and theatrical motion picture production company established in 2012 by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, The Longest Ride). On the television side, NSP's Deliverance Creek will debut September 13 on Lifetime, and the company has a number of projects in development through the divisions of the Warner Bros. Television Group, via its deal with Warner Horizon Television. In addition to its television activities, NSP is currently in production on the feature films Best of Me with Relativity and Denise DiNovi, as well as The Longest Ride with Fox 2000 and Temple Hill.
Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of scripted series for the cable marketplace and primetime reality series for both network and cable. Founded in 2006, this production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model. WHTV's current scripted programs are Rizzoli & Isles and Dallas for TNT; Ground Floor, Sullivan & Son and Buzzy's for TBS; Pretty Little Liars for ABC Family; Longmire for A&E; and The Lottery for Lifetime. Its unscripted series include The Voice for NBC, The Bachelor franchise - which also includes The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise - for ABC, Famous in 12 for The CW and Copycat for MTV.
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. As a result of the network's aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, 2013 marked Lifetime's second straight year of growth among Total Viewers. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LL0C, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.