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Steven Spielberg, James Frey Murder Mystery ‘American Gothic’ Gets Series Order From CBS

Network also pursuing streaming deal for show similar to other summer series

CBS has given a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of “American Gothic,” a new one-hour murder mystery from Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television and author James Frey‘s Full Fathom Five, TheWrap has learned.

The series, which will be broadcast during summer 2016, centers on a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, and amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.

TheWrap has also learned that CBS is pursuing a streaming deal for the show similar to one the network struck with Amazon Prime for the new summer series “BrainDead” and with Netflix for its returning series “Zoo.”

“American Gothic” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, James Frey of Full Fathom Five and “The Good Wife’s” Corinne Brinkerhoff, who is writing the script, will serve as executive producers.

The series order comes on the heels of CBS canceling the Spielberg-produced shows “Extant” starring Halle Berry and Jeffrey Dean Morgan and “Under the Dome” starring Mike Vogel and Rachelle Lefevre.