Malcolm Gladwell Is Writing a TV Medical Drama

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Fox has ordered a put pilot of The Cure, co-written by famed pop science writer Malcolm Gladwell. Per Deadline, The Cure is a medical thriller starring “a young, impulsive African-American neurologist who decides to take the law into her own hands" while fighting against a deadly disease. While Gladwell's last TV script — for the HBO Cold War drama The Missionary — never made it past pilot stage, hopefully they'll give this one the requisite 10,000 hours to hit its stride.