CBS Getting A New Zombie Detective Series Based On Best Selling Novel

November 5, 2015

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CBS is adapting Stefan Petrucha’s best-selling novel ‘Dead Mann Walking’ for a new TV series. ‘Continuum’ creator Simon Barry will be penning the script for the series, according to THR.




“After Hessius Mann was wrongfully convicted of his wife’s murder, suppressed evidence came to light and the verdict overturned. Too bad he was already executed, but thanks to modern science, he was brought back to life, sort of. Now that he’s joined the ranks of Fort Hammer’s pulse challenged population, Hessius attempts to make a “living” as a private investigator. But when a missing persons case leads to a few zombies cut to pieces, Hessius starts thinking that someone’s giving him the run-around and it’s not like he’s in any condition to make a quick getaway…”

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