Good Wife Creators Land 'Comedic Washington, D.C. Horror' Pilot at CBS

Brain Dead Robert Michelle King

The Good Wife creators are taking politics to a gory new level.

Showrunners Robert and Michelle King have sold a Washington, D.C.-based “comedic horror” pilot to CBS, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The hourlong project — titled Brain Dead and written by the Kings — is described as The West Wing meets The Strain. The potential series takes place in the world of politics at the nation’s capital.

Brain Dead is part of the Kings’ new three-year deal with CBS TV Studios, which will also keep them on as executive producers/showrunners on The Good Wife.

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13 Comments
  1. Ray says:

    Anything described as “meets The Strain” cannot be good in my book.

  2. DL says:

    On paper I’m skeptical of the premise, but with the Kings at the helm, I can’t help but think they’ll whip up something way better than one would think at first blush.

  3. MrScreenAddict says:

    “Housewife returns to work after politician husband cheats on her” doesn’t exactly sound thrilling on paper, either. I will devour anything by the Kings. Cannot wait.

  4. MattArmando says:

    It’ll be interesting to see just how this executed…

  5. herman1959 says:

    OMG! A triple-copycat show…please.

  6. Steven says:

    In the Kings we trust. They haven’t steered us wrong yet. Except Kalinda’s husband, but it’s best to forget that ever happened.

  7. Marc says:

    April 1 already?

  8. liz says:

    I have been so crazy impressed with the Kings as showrunners, I’ll check out anything they’re involved with.

  9. Bianca says:

    Funny thing, after what they said in April: “Our worry is that—we’re not the kind of showrunners, unfortunately, who can take our eyes off this and do two things at once. I wish we could because there’s no one more fun to work with and better comedian than Carrie Preston. There’s such a cool show there.”

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