Friday, September 26, 2014

TNT Orders 'Lumen' Pilot, Joe Johnston to Direct

Joe Johnston will direct the Lumen pilot for TNT.
TNT has ordered a pilot for Lumen, a provocative series 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.

Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger, Jumanji, The Rocketeer) will direct from a script by Chris Black (Mad Men, Desperate Housewives).

Executive Producers include Amblin Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (The Americans, Red Band Society, Falling Skies); James Frey (A Million Little Pieces, Endgame) and Todd Cohen (Ugly Betty, The Tudors, The Office) and Joe Johnston and Chris Black.

In Lumen, the prominent author of a best-selling series of fantasy books vanishes, and her family find themselves shifted to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. They are thrust into the middle of a war between rival magical forces, of light and darkness. Facing jeopardy around every corner, this family must untangle an intricate mystery and discover some astounding secrets as they battle to find their way home.

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