USA Network announced Monday that it's picking up a pilot called The Tap, a one-hour drama set at Yale University circa 1969, during the height of America's cultural and political revolution.
During a time in America when college campuses are upended by antiwar protests, race riots, and the arrival of female students, three Yale students struggle to find their true identities. According to the announcement, the three main characters include "the ambitious and self-consciously conservative Jay, who desperately aspires to join the powerful secret society of Skull and Bones; Michelle, a strong-minded feminist who has difficulty finding her community at the predominantly male institution; and Gloria, a student who’d prefer to focus on her education rather than involve herself in racial politics."
The Tap pilot is written by Andrew Lenchewski (Royal Pains) and Aaron Tracy (Sequestered, pictured above). Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman of Reiner/Greisman (The Bucket List) and Charlie Ebersol of The Company (The Profit) are signed on to executive-produce the Universal Cable Productions (UCP) project, which is also behind USA's long-running favorite Suits and the upcoming psychological thriller Falling Water.