CBS has bought “Kingdom,” a fantasy drama from director Barry Sonnenfeld and writer Chad Hodge, reports Variety. Sony Pictures Television is producing.
“Kingdom” is set in the era of knights and castles. The male-centric pilot revolves around four average young men, one of whom discovers he’s heir to the throne. The series will explore how the new power changes the lives of the four friends, particularly the new King Lucas — who’d rather drink and womanize than fulfill his new duties.
Sonnenfeld directed the pilot for and is executive producer of ABC’s “Pushing Daisies,” already anointed as one of the most promising new shows of the fall season.
Hodge, whose TV credits include “Tru Calling,” is writing the feature script Honeymoon.