ABC Studios has ordered a pilot for a TV show based on Jason Mott‘s debut novel, The Returned. The book will be published by Harlequin MIRA in September.
Aaron Zelman, who worked on The Killing and Damages on AMC, will both write and produce the project, teaming up with Brad Pitt‘s Plan B production company.
Here’s more from the release: “Mott, a published poet and Pushcart Prize nominee, marks his literary fiction debut with The Returned. The novel is a powerful and haunting exploration of a world where nothing—not even death—is certain, and a moving tale of a family caught up in a worldwide event in which loved ones return from the dead exactly as they last were in life. It depicts a community on the brink of collapse, a family forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human.”