NBC might see dead people next season. For the 2018-2019 season, they have ordered a pilot for a supernatural police drama, currently titled In Between Lives.
Variety reports that the show follows an LAPD detective and an ex-FBI agent who work with a mysterious young woman to solve the most frightening and difficult cases the city has to offer. The woman is a clairvoyant who uses her gift to help them solve these cases. But she is reluctant to use her gift, as it allows the dead the ability to talk to her, and they want her help with unresolved problems.
If In Between Lives goes to series, it will be NBC's first supernatural cop show since Grimm, which ended last year, after six seasons. That show involved a cop, called a Grimm (yes, after the fairy tale brothers), who can see past the people facades of Wesen, those who are monstrous versions of fairytale creatures.
In Between Lives is written and executive-produced by Moira Kirland, who previously wrote and produced on a variety of genre-themed shows, including Dark Angel, The Dead Zone, and 2003's The Twilight Zone. She also had a long run on the CBS series Medium, which had a similar concept as In Between Lives: a suburban mother with clairvoyant abilities who helps the police solve crimes. David Heyman will be producing through his Heyday Films label, a joint venture with NBC Universal Studios. Heyman previously produced a number of the Harry Potter films.
This is the second pilot NBC has ordered for the 2018-2019 season. The first, The Village, is a drama about the intertwined lives and dramas of a Manhattan apartment building.