TNT Orders "Lumen" Pilot



TNT Orders Lumen Pilot Produced in Association with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, Full Fathom Five and ABC Signature Studios

Pilot to be Helmed by Blockbuster Director Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger)

TNT has ordered a pilot for Lumen, an exciting fantasy about a family locked in an alternate world, to be produced by TNT Original Productions in association with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, Full Fathom Five and ABC Signature Studios. The pilot is set to be directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger, Jumanji, The Rocketeer) from a script by Chris Black (Mad Men, Desperate Housewives).

Serving as executive producers on the Lumen pilot will be Amblin Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (The Americans, Red Band Society, Falling Skies); international best-selling author James Frey (A Million Little Pieces, Endgame) and Todd Cohen (Ugly Betty, The Tudors, The Office) of Full Fathom Five; and Joe Johnston and Chris Black.

In Lumen, the famous author of a best-selling series of fantasy books suddenly disappears, and a family of four finds themselves transported to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. Once there, however, 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.

Combining the wonder and excitement of an action-adventure/fantasy series and the emotional resonance of a deeply personal family drama, Lumen is part of TNT’s growing portfolio of quality genre fare from master storytellers. TNT's success with genre programming includes Falling Skies, also from Amblin Television, the epic sci-fi saga that will climax next summer with its fifth and final season, and The Last Ship, the action-packed drama that ranks as basic cable's #1 new series for the year-to-date.


About Amblin Television

Amblin Television currently produces seven series airing on five different networks – the midseason drama The Whispers on ABC; Under the Dome and Extant on CBS; The Americans on FX; Falling Skies and the upcoming drama Public Morals on TNT; and Red Band Society on Fox.


About Full Fathom Five

Full Fathom Five is an integrated media and production company founded in 2010 by acclaimed author James Frey. In just four years, the company has created and sold over 60 books to publishers translating to millions of books sold around the world. It has had multiple #1 New York Times Best Sellers, a #1 film, a #1 DVD and a #1 film download. Additionally, Full Fathom Five has sold more than two dozen film and TV projects and developed many successful mobile videogames. The first book in its hit Lorien Legacies series, I Am Number Four, was produced as a major motion picture by Michael Bay and Dreamworks. In partnership with Booktrack, Full Fathom Five was the first company to release a book with a synchronized digital soundtrack. In partnership with Glu Mobile, it was the first company to release a book and video game on the same day that were intricately linked and dependent on each other for a full reading/gaming experience. On October 7th, 2014, the company will launch Frey's newest series with the publication of the highly anticipated novel Endgame day and date in over 160 countries and more than 30 languages. The book sits at the center of a transmedia experience in partnership with Harper Collins, Google's Niantic Labs, and 20th Century Fox that will reward one lucky reader with $500,000 in gold if they are the first to solve the puzzle hidden inside the book.


About TNT

TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, The Last Ship, Legends, Murder in the First, Perception, Dallas and Franklin & Bash. TNT's upcoming slate of original scripted dramas includes The Librarians, Public Morals, Proof and Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as Cold Justice and the upcoming On the Menu and Wake Up Call. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

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