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New Female-Led Horror Comedy from ‘Good Wife’ Creators Will Blend ‘The Strain’ With ‘The West Wing’

New Female-Led Horror Comedy from 'Good Wife' Creators Will Blend 'The Strain' With 'The West Wing'

Mysteries abound whether “The Good Wife’s” upcoming seventh season will be its last, but one thing’s for sure: its creators will be busy developing another show. 

CBS has ordered to series Robert and Michelle King’s next project, the 13-episode horror comedy “BrainDead,” set to debut next summer. Centering on a female congressional greenhorn, the show finds DC overtaken by brain-eating aliens.

“We wanted to do a show that was a mix of genre-pulp and high-brow politics — ‘The Strain’ crossed with ‘The West Wing,'” the Kings said in a statement. “It seemed like the best way to address the news today — not straight, but as the opening act of a horror movie.”

“BrainDead” will also have Judy Smith, the inspiration for ABC’s “Scandal,” as an adviser and co-executive producer on the show. 

“Robert and Michelle have developed an intriguingly original concept with layers of humor, suspense and the supernatural,” added CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler.

“The Good Wife” returns October 4.

[via THR]

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