Pilot Scoop: CBS Orders Psychological Thriller From Following Boss Kevin Williamson

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Untitled Kevin WilliamsonKevin Williamson is adding another serial thriller to his workload.

CBS has ordered an hour-long drama pilot written and exec-produced by the Following creator, TVLine has learned.

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The Untitled Kevin Williamson Project is described as a psychological thriller that centers on a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD.

Comments (13)

  • I’d rather see him focusing on The Vampire Diaries again, or working on MTV’s Scream series.

    Comment by alistaircrane – January 28, 2014 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d rather see him making another sappy show like Dawson’s Creek, but clearly, that isn’t happening any time soon.

    Comment by KSM – January 28, 2014 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Isn’t sappy a negative word?

      Comment by Zach – January 28, 2014 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shouldn’t he be working on fixing the trainwreck that is known as The Following, or he he just going to give up on that? That show started off with so much promise and has just dissolved into a nonsensical gore-fest.

    Comment by Cassandra – January 28, 2014 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boo. Why do show-runners always do this? Do they not realize they cannot balance their time running several shows [sans Shonda who is a GODESS]. The first two seasons of VD were great, but Kevin left to go do The Following. While working on the second season of The Following he obviously put his time into this new pilot. I’m assuming he will step down from The Following if this show gets picked up.

    Love ya, Kevin…but, really?!

    Comment by Michael – January 28, 2014 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Shonda Rhimes isn’t a goddess. Grey’s Anatomy is a joke. Scandal isn’t bad though. Not my thing, but it’s good for what it is.

      Comment by Zach – January 28, 2014 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chances are he never put ANY effort into the Following, and that explains the first season.

      Comment by Hannah – January 28, 2014 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He should go back to The Vampire Diaries. The show sucks with Plec in charge.

    Comment by Daniela – January 28, 2014 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go back to TVD. The Following sucks and this seems like it could be similar.

    Comment by AGB – January 28, 2014 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish these people would concentrate on the shows they already have. I’ve noticed this happens pretty frequently where these talented people create a good show and then take off after a few seasons for other projects. The original show usually suffers creatively and it’s a shame.

    Comment by MP – January 28, 2014 09:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The execs shouldn’t reward utter mediocrity by giving the series creators yet another show. They should demand that Williamson make The Following great for 3 seasons before he adds more to his plate. The first 2 episodes of this season were horrible. What a waste of money and talent.

    Comment by fangirl – January 28, 2014 11:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • not so mp. David E. Kelley manage to showrun Ally McBeal and the practice at the same time

    Comment by weep – January 29, 2014 12:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate when showrunners leave to do multiple projects. Vampire Diaries suffered when he left, so I expect The Following to get worse now too. It’s just like when JJ Abrams left Alias to do Lost. Alias was incredible in its first two seasons and you can pinpoint the moment he left. Seasons 3-5 were only ok.

    Comment by Mikael – January 29, 2014 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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