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JJ Abrams shopping Rod Serling screenplay as miniseries

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J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions is turning to the late Rod Serling for its next TV hit.

His Warner Bros. TV-based production company, which is responsible for such shows as Revolution, Person of Interest and Fox’s upcoming drama Almost Human, has nabbed the rights to Serling’s unproduced final screenplay The Stops Along the Way. The hope is to shop the script as a possible “event” series. (That’s code for miniseries, kids).

Serling, best known for his anthology series The Twilight Zone, wrote and produced many screenplays, including Night Gallery, Planet of the Apes, and Requiem for a Heavyweight.