by: Sammy Mink
TNT has given a pilot order to Amblin Television’s LUMEN. The fantasy drama pilot follows a family that gets transported to an alternate universe after the mysterious disappearance of a famous author of a fantasy book series. Once there, they are caught between rival magical forces of light and darkness, which force them to unravel the mystery and find a way home. Chris Black will write the script and executive produce with Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, James Frey, and Todd Cohen. Joe Johnson has signed on to direct the pilot, as well as produce the project, which is an Amblin TV and ABC Signature joint venture.
Amblin is the production company behind successful series like “ER,” “Under the Dome,” “Terra Nova,” and “The Borgias.” They also produce “Red Band Society” and “Extant.”