A CRISPR-themed television show may soon be on airwaves near you. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lopez has signed up with NBC to work on C.R.I.S.P.R., a futuristic procedural.
If it is picked up, the show, which will be set slightly into the future, will focus on DNA hacking. "[E]ach episode will explore a bio-attack and crime — from a genetic assassination attempt on the president to the framing of an unborn child for murder," the Hollywood Reporter says.
It adds that the main characters, a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an agent at Federal Bureau of Investigations, will work together to take down the researcher's former boss, while also dealing with an emerging romance. "The drama will see mentor and protégé battle for control over the human genome in a game of cat and mouse in which the future of our species may rest and all disease could one day be eradicated," the Hollywood Reporter adds.