Tony winner Michael Mayer is set to direct The Inferno, a new NBC drama project set in a restaurant, according to Deadline.com. The show will be produced by Scott Stuber (Ted) and TV celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
Created by Liz Garcia and Josh Harto (TNT’s Memphis Beat), The Inferno is described as a dark, operatic drama about two fledgling New York restaurateurs who, on the eve of bankruptcy, decide to hire a magnetic, fiery, larger-than-life mysterious Italian chef. His arrival changes these best friends’ fortunes by making their restaurant the talk of the town, giving them everything they’ve ever wanted — but at a terrible cost.
Mayer won a Tony for his direction of Spring Awakening. His other Broadway credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, American Idiot, The Lion in Winter, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, A View from the Bridge and Triumph of Love. He made his TV debut directing the pilot for NBC's Smash.