TNT Orders ‘Lumen’ Pilot

TNT has teamed with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television to develop a pilot for Lumen, the network said.

Lumen, which focuses on an exciting fantasy about a family locked in an alternate world, will be produced by TNT Original Productions in association with Full Fathom Five and ABC Signature Studios. The pilot is set to be directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First AvengerJumanjiThe Rocketeer) from a script by Chris Black (Mad MenDesperate Housewives), said network officials. 

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