There’s a new supernatural cop drama heading to The CW. According to Deadline, the network that brought us the Arrowverse, iZombie, The 100, Supernatural and the upcoming Roswell reboot is developing a new series titled Dead Inside.
The new project hails from Katie Lovejoy (Miranda’s Rights, NBC’s Dracula TV series, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Supergirl’s Katie McGrath) and executive producer Bill Lawrence (Spin City, Scrubs, Cougar Town), with Lovejoy penning the TV show.
So what’s the premise of Dead Inside? In the series, a beat cop whose career is basically going nowhere survives an explosion that kills her hotshot detective older brother. When she starts seeing his ghost and begins to really live her life for the first time ever, their brother-sister dynamic is changed as they work together to solve crimes for the living and the dead. Also, they have to figure out the unfinished business keeping his spirit from going into the light.
The plot for Dead Inside is vaguely reminiscent to that of The CW’s freshly cancelled series Frequency, which followed a female detective in 2016 as she communicated across time with her dead cop dad via a ham radio to solve cases; only this time, it will feature a "real" ghost.
Fans of Lawrence’s work will no doubt be interested to see what the guy who created and co-created comedy gems Scrubs, Spin City and Cougar Town will put together with Lovejoy for The CW with Dead Inside.
What do you think of the premise? Are you excited for the show?