TNT Hands Pilot Order To ‘Lumen’ Drama From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television

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Steven SpielbergTNT is re-teaming with Steven Spielberg’s production company Amblin Television for a new drama project.

The Turner owned network has handed a pilot order to Lumen, a one-hour drama which hails from Amblin Television – the company behind previous TNT entries Falling Skies and mini-series Into The West, TVWise has learned.

Lumen centers on the famous author of a best-selling series of fantasy books who suddenly disappears, and a family of four finds themselves transported to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. Once there, they are plunged into the middle of a war raging between rival magical forces, of light and darkness. Facing peril at every turn, the family must unravel a complicated mystery and uncover some astonishing secrets as they struggle to find their way home.

The drama project is being written by Desperate Housewives scribe Chris Black and is being produced for TNT by TNT Original Productions in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Full Fathom Five and ABC Signature Studios. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, James Frey, Todd Cohen, Joe Johnston and Chris Black are serving as executive producers; while Captain America helmer Joe Johnston is attached to direct.

Lumen is TNT’s latest foray into genre programming and comes after the network successfully launched new series The Last Ship, which was recently renewed for a second season. It is understood that the drama project is being eyed as the successor to Falling Skies on TNT’s Sunday night genre block for their 2016 Summer schedule.