Because Under the Dome just wasn't enough! Word from Deadline is that after some serious competition, CBS has acquired the television rights to Stephen King's The Things They Left Behind. Based on a King short story from the book Transgressions, the series will be penned by Seth Grahame-Smith, "author" of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. Hopefully, unlike with THAT creation, he actually read the source material before starting work.
Scripted as a supernatural police procedural, The Things They Left Behind is set in the period following September 11th and follows two detectives as they assist the dead is carrying out unfinished business. The show will be produced by Greg Berlanti, who is also currently working on the CW's DC-based superhero shows [Arrow](series:720988), [The Flash](movie:15273) and the upcoming [Supergirl](series:2246875).
This isn't the first time that The Things has been adapted into visual format. The short story was previous made into an extended short film by director Pablo Macho Maysonet IV in 2011.
No word yet on when the TV-series version of The Things will go into production, but with a pilot order already on tap, we could be looking at another CBS summer series, as we saw with Under the Dome.
Are you interested in another Stephen King television series? Are you still watching [Under the Dome](series:767984)? Let me know what you think of this new CBS acquisition!