Justin Hartley (This Is Us) has signed on to star and executive produce in a pilot for CBS based on the bestselling novel by Jeffery Deaver, The Never Game.

(CBS)

(CBS)

What’s Happening:

  • CBS has given a pilot production commitment to The Never Game, a drama that will star award-winning actor Justin Hartley.
  • Justin Hartley will play survivalist Colter Shaw who lives a nomadic lifestyle helping local law enforcement and private citizens solve mysteries.
  • 20th Television, which also produces This Is Us, is the production company behind the planned series.
  • Ken Olin will serve as executive producer and director of the pilot.
  • Michael Clooney has adapted the bestselling novel by Jeffery Deaver and will also serve as an executive producer.
  • Additional casting announcements will be revealed soon.
  • The news was shared by Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, and Thom Sherman, Sr. Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment at the TCA Summer Press Tour.

What They’re Saying:

  • Justin Hartley: “I couldn’t be happier that The Never Game is coming to CBS, and that Colter Shaw will be brought to life on screen soon. When I read the book, I was immediately drawn to the character and the story; developing this project with Ken has been a true labor of love. Colter is going to kick some serious ass, and I can’t wait for audiences to meet him.”