The Good Wife creators and executive producers Robert and Michelle King have a new project for CBS.
The comedic thriller, BrainDead, got a straight-to-series order from CBS. This is the first project that is part of the three year producing deal the duo made with CBS back in September. They will executive produce and write for the series. The Kings will continue their work on The Good Wife as showrunners and executive producers, according to the press release.
BrainDead will follow a young fresh-faced Hill staffer in D.C. As she starts her first job in Washington she discovers two things: that the government has stopped working and aliens have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of congressmen and staffers alike.
“We wanted to do a show that was a mix of genre-pulp and high-brow politics – ‘The Strain’ crossed with ‘The West Wing,’” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King in the statement. “It seemed like the best way to address the news today – not straight, but as the opening act of a horror movie.”
CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler added, “Robert and Michelle have developed an intriguingly original concept with layers of humor, suspense and the supernatural. We look forward to launching it to U.S. viewers and a worldwide audience next summer.”
Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Liz Glotzer join Robert and Michelle King as executive producers for CBS Television Studios, Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions, all of whom have worked together on The Good Wife. Judy Smith will serve as co-executive producer.
The one hour series will premiere on CBS in the summer of 2016 for a 13-episode run.