TNT has ordered a pilot for Lumen, an exciting fantasy about a family locked in an alternate world, to be produced by TNT Original Productions in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Full Fathom Five and ABC Signature Studios. The pilot is set to be directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger, Jumanji, The Rocketeer) from a script by Chris Black (Mad Men, Desperate Housewives).

Serving as executive producers on the Lumen pilot will be Amblin Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (The Americans, Red Band Society, Falling Skies); international best-selling author James Frey (A Million Little Pieces, Endgame) and Todd Cohen (Ugly Betty, The Tudors, The Office) of Full Fathom Five; and Joe Johnston and Chris Black.

In Lumen, the famous author of a best-selling series of fantasy books suddenly disappears, and a family of four finds themselves transported to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. Once there, however, they are plunged into the middle of a war raging between rival magical forces, of light and darkness. Facing peril at every turn, the family must unravel a complicated mystery and uncover some astonishing secrets as they struggle to find their way home.

Combining the wonder and excitement of an action-adventure/fantasy series and the emotional resonance of a deeply personal family drama, Lumen is part of TNT’s growing portfolio of quality genre fare from master storytellers. TNT’s success with genre programming includes Falling Skies, also from Amblin Television, the epic sci-fi saga that will climax next summer with its fifth and final season, and The Last Ship, the action-packed drama that ranks as basic cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date.

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