With the success that CBS has had showing Stephen King‘s ‘Under the Dome,’ it should come as no surprise that they would want to launch another series based off his works and are now set to deliver us ‘The Things They Left Behind.’ The series will be based off of the short story by the same name which is set shortly after the tragic events on 9/11. While the majority of the cast and crew are still up in the air we do know that Seth Grahame-Smith (‘Dark Shadows‘,’Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘) has been tapped to pen the script for the series. Grahame-Smith is also set to be the executive producer with David Katzenberg, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter. Berlanti is known for working on ‘Arrow‘ and ‘The Flash‘ as well as being involved in the upcoming ‘Supergirl‘ series.
CBS seems pretty confident on the series and has placed a put pilot order for the show which usually means the network has to air the pilot. If not, they will owe quite a bit of money to Warner Brothers if the pilot is never shown.
The original short story was published in 2006 in the collection ‘Transgressions: Volume Two’ which follows a 9/11 survivor who is wracked with guilt. Things take a turn for the strange, though, when objects which used to belong to now deceased former co-workers start appearing in his house. In order to return them to the families of the dead who they once belonged to, the man enlists his neighbor to help with the process.
There isn’t much details on how closely the series will follow the short, but the logline for the series calls it a supernatural procedural drama that has “an unlikely pair of investigators carrying out the unfinished business of the dead.”
Are you interested in checking out ‘The Things They Left Behind’? Do you think the original content might hit a little too close to home or will they just base it off the original concept and move forward with it?
Source: Slash Film