SOURCE CODE Television Series Being Set Up at CBS

     September 15, 2011


After hitting the big screen earlier this year, it looks like Duncan Jones’ sci-fi, Groundhog Day reminiscent film Source Code will be getting a television series adaptation as well. THR reports The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios are working on the series adaptation to be set up at CBS, the first off-network sale for ABC Studios. Taking the form of a procedural drama, the series would follows three former federal agents who are part of a top-secret program who will use the Source Code technology to jump into the consciousness of people involved in tragic events.

Although Jones will apparently have no hand in the series (he tweeted earlier that he learned of its development via the almighty Internet), this is one of the better and more appropriate film-to-TV adaptations I’ve heard about in a while, and I’m definitely interested to see how they expand on the complex plot and timelines from the film itself. Steve Maeda (who has worked on Lie to Me and Lost) will write the potential new series, but no word on who might direct the pilot just yet. Stay tuned.

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  • tom

    source code = great movie

  • LB

    As a movie, it was good. As a series, it feels like it’s a Quantum Leap remake. Unless its format is like 24′s.

  • Justin

    I didn’t like the movie too much because I got tired of the same thing over and over. I think this would make a MUCH better tv show

  • robbie

    It’s laready been a TV show, oh boy…

  • Tarek

    The movie Source Code is a joke.
    First it is just a hack of “groundhog day” and “12 monkeys” reunited.
    second, the concept doesn’t make any sense. How can a fragment of memory allow to investigate for event that didn’t even happen ?

  • elikias

    That’s going to be tediously similar to Person of Interest. I guess the odds of both shows actually airing on CBS next season are pretty low though.

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