CBS can't get enough of what the producers of Criminal Minds are selling. The network has completed a script deal for The Mark Gordon Co.'s latest drama titled Darkness Falls. It is a character-driven procedural that will explore the complexities in a relationship between an FBI psychologist and a homicide specialist as they together journey into small areas around the country in an attempt to solve the darkest, most sinister single murders. This is usually where I would bash these networks as not ever taking chances, but that might be somewhat awesome. Of course, it is CBS so...your mileage may vary.
The hour-long drama will be co-produced with ABC Studios and CBS Studios, with Erica Messer and Janine Sherman Barrois on board to write and executive produce. Mark Gordon and Nicholas Pepper will also be executive producing. Gordon has worked on Criminal Minds and Grey's Anatomy.
If it is sent to series, Barrois will be the show runner, as Messer is already the show runner of Criminal Minds (and has been for two seasons already).
The Mark Gordon Co. is on a roll. It has sold six projects (besides this) in recent months: Sex Diaries, Dirty Girls, Pros & Cons, Gothic, Vain and an untitled family drama. Where can I purchase some of their stock at?