As first reported on Deadline.com, Tony-nominated star Anne Heche is set to star in an upcoming NBC comedy pilot entitled SAVE ME. Heche will also serve as a producer of the project, which is being scripted by John Scott Shepherd.
The single-camera comedy will tell the story of a woman, played by Heche, who is involved in a terrible accident and awakens with the belief that she is able to channel God.
Writer Shepherd will executive produce the project along with Original Films’ Moritz and Vivian Cannon and Scott Winant. SAVE ME marks the third comedy pilot picked up by the NBC network, joining upcoming projects 'Isabel' and a Kari Lizer comedy centering on two female best friends.
Heche was most recently seen on TV in the role of Jessica on HBO's Hung. Tony nominated for her role in Proof on Broadway, Heche also appeared on the Great White Way in Twentieth Century. She has won an Emmy Award for Another World and has appeared in such films as "The Juror" (1996), "Walking and Talking' with Catherine Keener (1996), "Donnie Brasco" opposite Johnny Depp (1997), "Volcano," and Barry Levinson's political satire "Wag the Dog" (1997).