CBS is tapping the work of Stephen King for programming inspiration again.
The network’s adaptation of King’s novel “Under the Dome” was a welcome summer hit for CBS last year, and it has given a put-pilot order to another King adaptation, this time from Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Brothers & Sisters”) and Seth Grahame-Smith (“The Hard Times of RJ Berger”).
The one-hour drama project, “The Things They Left Behind,” is based on King’s short story and follows an unlikely pair of investigators carrying out the unfinished business of the dead.
Berlanti Productions is producing in association with Warner Bros. Television, with Berlanti (pictured), David Katzenberg and Sara Schechter executive producing.
Grahame-Smith, whose credits also include “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Dark Shadows,” is writing as well as executive producing.