Homeland, the gift that keeps on giving.
No matter what you thought of its second season (which seemed to be received critically worse than its first season), other networks are still in. The creative team behind the series keeps selling projects around the broadcast dial.
CBS has ordered a new project, named Second Sight, from the show's executive producer and director Michael Cuesta, as well as his partner CSI's Carol Mendelsohn.
Second Sight is based on a Clive Owen series that ran in the United Kingdom. It focuses on a detective who becomes stricken by an autoimmune virus that causes him to hallucinate what is in his subconscious. He uses this ability to help track down a killer.
Cuesta and his brother Gerald will write and executive produce the series, with Michael also directing.
Michael has an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. This is the first project from that deal, which has been in place for a year. Cuesta has worked with the network before, as he directed the pilot for Elementary last season. He has also worked on Blue Bloods, Dexter and Six Feet Under.
This is the eighth drama pilot from CBS this season, which includes projects from Jerry Bruckheimer and Eddie Murphy.