With the world at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, streaming and cable platforms have been pumping out loads of new content to their subscribers in order to keep everyone entertained and indoors. Now USATV Productions is hoping its latest offering, crime drama “Nova Vita,” could become the latest multi-platform success story.
Starring “Days of our Lives” alum Marci Miller (ex-Abigail Deveraux), the 10-episode series follows the story of two men, best friends Mark Davis (Jared Farid Ward) and Carter Hayes (Micah Hauptman), who work in the cryptocurrency business and find themselves in legal trouble. The only way to escape the consequences is to fake their own deaths with the help of a company named Nova Vita that helps billionaires to stage their deaths and create their new identities, appearances and lives. However, their families are torn apart and the FBI becomes involved. For these men, is it a new life or a new hell? Miller portrays Mrs. Davis, Mark’s wife, who is being looked into by the FBI for possibly having something to do with her husband’s abrupt death.
“We decided to announce the completed project now as we believe ‘Nova Vita’ will be a much-welcomed escape for TV audiences around the world facing these difficult times,” says Bagrat Sargsyan, who co-founded the Armenian company alongside his brother, Vaagn, as they seek a distributor for the series. “The high concept thriller is a very popular genre with viewers, both young and old. We can see what has resonated on Netflix, Amazon and HBO and ‘Nova Vita’ will be a plug and play series for the right outlet.”
In addition to the Sargsyan brothers, “Nova Vita” is being presented by Larry Namer, founder of cable network E!, and Marty Pompadur, a former News Corporation executive.
“With Hollywood production at a standstill, broadcasters and streaming platforms are hungry for quality content like ‘Nova Vita,’” said Nader. “The series has it all – luxury lifestyle, international crime, conspiracy and intrigue. It’s sure to have great appeal for viewers around the globe.”
“Bagrat and Vaagn have created an amazing new series with Nova Vita,” added Pompadur. “From its excellent casting to its talented production team, the show will ignite viewers’ interest and be a must-see show to add to their schedules.”
In addition to Miller, the “Nova Vita cast includes Thomas Beaudoin (“The Blacklist,” “Hubert et Fanny”), Titus Welliver (“Bosch”), Stephen Baldwin, Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Raymond Cruz (“The Walking Dead”), Michel Gill and Reed Birney (“House of Cards”) and Robert Knepper (“Prison Break”). Jonathan Camp and Jenny Shakeshaft also star.
Filmed mainly in the Los Angeles area, the series was directed by Santiago Salviche from scripts written by Scott Windhauser (“Hurricane Heist,” “Death in Texas,” “Vengeance”).
You can watch the full trailer of “Nova Vita” below, and soon you might be able to watch the complete 10-episode series on a TV network or streaming service should a distributor pull through.