Watchmen’s Patrick Wilson has been cast in a pilot from Susannah Grant for CBS.
Wilson will play the character Michael, an ultra-competitive surgeon, in the drama about a surgeon with a direct line to the afterlife via his ex-wife.
Jonathan Demme is executive producing the series, and directs the pilot as well.
Kind of sounds like Ghost meets Medium meets The Ghost Whisperer. Count me out on this one. Sounds a bit too cheesy for me.
I will say one thing about it though, at least networks are taking chances on more high-concept scripts. From Terra Nova to POE, it’s nice to see new spins on familiar television themes.