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CBS Orders ‘Evil’ Supernatural Drama Pilot From Robert & Michelle King

by Nellie Andreeva

January 9, 2019 5:15pm

CBS has kicked off its pilot season orders with a nod to a project from two of its top drama creators, The Good Wife‘s Robert and Michelle King. The network has picked up to pilot the Kings’ religion-themed supernatural drama Evil. It hails from CBS TV Studios, where the duo and their King Size Productions are under an overall deal.

Written and executive produced by Robert and Michelle King, Evil is a series about the battle between science and religion. It focuses on a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work

Evil, which falls under the new overall deal the Kings inked with CBS TV Studios last fall, marks the duo’s return to CBS where they created and executive produced the popular and critically praised legal drama The Good Wife as well as quirky summer series BrainDead, which starred Mary Elizabeth Winstead. They also are developing Girls with Guns, produced by CBS Studios and Scott Free Productions, at CBS All Access.

Following The Good Wife‘s seven-season run on CBS, the Kings, who have been at CBS TV Studios since 2009, co-created and are executive producing spinoff The Good Fight, which launched CBS All Access’ original scripted slate and is headed into a third season. The duo also has upcoming Showtime drama series Drama Your Honor, which they are executive producing alongside writer Peter Moffat.

The Kings, who have been creative collaborators for 20 years and married for over 30 years, previously created the 2006 ABC drama series In Justice, starring Kyle MacLachlan and Jason O’Mara.

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CBS Orders Science-vs-Religion Drama Pilot ‘Evil’ From ‘The Good Fight’ Creators
By Reid Nakamura, TheWrap.com - Jan. 9, 2019

CBS has given a pilot order to the drama “Evil” from “The Good Fight” co-creators Robert and Michelle King, the network announced Wednesday.

According to the network, the drama examines the battle between science and religion, focusing on a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

The husband and wife duo will executive produce and co-write the pilot, with Liz Glotzer of their King Size Productions banner also aboard as EP. CBS Television Studios, where the Kings have a production deal, will produce.

The project marks one of the first pilot orders of the season for CBS. The network also has the spy thriller pilot “Surveillance,” from executive producer Matt Reeves and writer David C. White, with “Chicago P.D.” alum Sophia Bush attached to star.

On the comedy side, CBS also has the Chuck Lorre multi-cam “Bob Hearts Abishola” starring “Mike and Molly’s” Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku of “Transparent.”

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I posted this comment in the HOTP Thread where the article also appeared, but this sounds a lot like "Miracles", a previous TV series:

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Michael Emerson to join the cast - https://deadline.com/2019/03/michael...ng-1202567707/

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Sounds neat but needs to be on a cable channel. I'll pass on CBS.

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I posted this comment in the HOTP Thread where the article also appeared, but this sounds a lot like "Miracles", a previous TV series:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracles_(TV_series)
I was just about to post the same. Miracles was a great show. Too bad it didn't last more than a handful of episodes.
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Evil on CBS

CBS’ ‘Evil’ “Trying To Avoid Exorcism Of the Week” As Supernatural Thriller Explores Non-Binary Nature of Evil – TCA


Evil deals with the complicated, non-binary nature of evil and how social media has changed its definition, creators/executive producers Robert and Michelle King said during the TCA session for the upcoming CBS psychological drama.


Evil, about a skeptical female clinical psychologist (Katja Herberts) who joins a priest-in-training (Mike Colter) as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences, has had a long journey to the screen. “We’ve been writing it for the last year and researching it for the last thirty,” Michelle King said.


Robert King spoke about present-day villainy and how the show came about after conversations whether modern acts of terrorism are supernatural phenomenon or a result of our current social media landscape.


“I think the show is trying to avoid the binary… What we wanted to do is explore how social media has changed in terms of what is evil and how evil has moved from one person to another… We are making that a real focus, especially in this first season, how social media has basically changed the definitions”, said Robert King.


While the pilot deals with a suspected demonic possession, that won’t be the topic of every episode.


“We are trying to avoid exorcism of the week,” Robert King said. “The second episode is about miracles. It’s about those question marks in life that you don’t quite know how they happen, a school where all the girls start laughing, and it seems to be almost viral. The other thing is you’re looking at life, and you’re seeing evils often not with a capital E but with a small e, the boss who throws things at his employees. Where does that fit in?… What our people are about is just figuring out what is genetically based villainy, if you want to use that word instead of evil, and what is something that’s even bigger, something more supernatural? But also looking at hope.”


When asked whether there would be any thematic crossover to the King’s previous works which include the short-lived drama In Justice, Emmy-winning show The Good Wife and its CBS All Access spin-off The Good Fight Robert King explained that the current political climate is definitely material to explore but did not further detail any relation to their other work.


Given the scary nature of the show Michelle King quelled panel member’s concerns that the show would not lend itself to goriness as the season went on.
“I don’t anticipate it becoming more gory than what you saw in the pilot. That’s probably tonally what we’re looking at”, she said.


Robert King said the show will be slightly different from other CBS procedural dramas where the antagonists are the obvious culprit. He added the endings “will be a little more vague.”


https://deadline.com/2019/08/evil-cb...ca-1202658958/

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So what is everyone's take? I enjoyed the opener, enough stuff to get me to tune in again to see how it develops.
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I just chuckled that the demon introduced himself as George.....
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I like this show, but I'm a fan of the Luke Cage actor.

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It was the dishwasher. Lol. I’m in. I like the premise.

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I liked it too. the girl is perfectly cast, her night time visitor George, was a nice touch as well.
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This is the second new show of this season that I liked way more than I thought I would. Like the other show, I hope they keep this up and it doesn't loose steam in a few episodes.

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I guess I'm a sucker for these kinds of shows. I watched Miracles, Zero Hour, Veritas: The Quest (with Cobie Smulders as a young college student), which probably means this show is doomed to an early cancellation.
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I guess I'm a sucker for these kinds of shows. I watched Miracles, Zero Hour, Veritas: The Quest (with Cobie Smulders as a young college student), which probably means this show is doomed to an early cancellation.
The people behind this show brought you the The Good Wife and The Good Fight. CBS is very behind this show and wants it to succeed.

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So what is everyone's take? I enjoyed the opener, enough stuff to get me to tune in again to see how it develops.
It asks as many questions as it answers, that makes it intriguing. (I saw the pilot months ago).

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The people behind this show brought you the The Good Wife and The Good Fight. CBS is very behind this show and wants it to succeed.

Unfortunately, BrainDead wasn't on for very long. That was a fun show.
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Unfortunately, BrainDead wasn't on for very long. That was a fun show.
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I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure how long they can sustain the premise. Supposedly the Catholic diocese in New York alone has over 100,000 cases of possession and miracles the writers could tap into for plots, so I guess it's sustainable. Time will tell. I'll certainly continue to tune in. The Kings produce quality TV.
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Just watched it and it piqued my interest enough for me to record.
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I liked it. I'll keep it for now.
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So what is everyone's take? I enjoyed the opener, enough stuff to get me to tune in again to see how it develops.
Ditto.
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The first episode had more good than bad or goofy. Anything with Michael Emerson in it has to be good.
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Why did they let the evil enabler guy that worked with the murderer get away? I know he’s going to be the main villain, but Luke Cage gut punched him and then that was it? They knew he was influencing the murderer.
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The Kings have a knack for doing something just a little unexpected. Like the musical interludes on The Good Fight the behind the scenes monster makeup video was not something I was expecting, well done!
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After this last episode I am not as enamored with the show as I was. It's now on probation.
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