NBC Orders Drama ‘The Irrational’ Starring Jesse L. Martin

Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin is returning to NBC in a new drama from La Brea creator Arika Lisanne Mittman called The Irrational. The logline: Based on Dan Ariely’s bestselling novel Predictably Irrational, Martin stars as a world-renowned professor of behavioral science, who lends his expertise to an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement and corporations with his unique and unexpected approach to understanding human behavior.

The Irrational comes from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Featured opposite Martin will be Maahra Nhill (Delilah) as an FBI agent with a passion for work. The cast also includes Travina Springer (Ms. Marvel), Molly Kunz (Chicago Fire), and Arash DeMaxi (The Equalizer).

In addition to Arika Lisanne Mittman, Mark Goffman and Samuel Baum also serve as executive producers, with Martin credited as as a producer. David Frankel directs and also serves as executive producer.

The pilot for The Irrational was ordered last February along with the proposed drama Blank Slate from The Brave creator Dean Georgaris. Last July, NBC picked up procedural drama Found, starring Shanola Hampton, and passed on dramas Unbroken and Blank Slate.

The number of episodes ordered for The Irrational and when it will debut has not been confirmed at press time.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcberman1/2022/12/29/nbc-orders-drama-the-irrational-starring-jesse-l-martin/