The game never is officially live at CBS.
A serial adaptation of Jeffery Deaver’s 2019 novel, starring It’s us actor Justin Hartley, found a home at the Eye Network, learned TVLine. The project, which first entered development in January, is progressing with a pilot production commitment.
The game never follows Hartley’s lone wolf survivor Colter Shaw as he travels the country as a “reward seeker”, using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement solve all sorts of mysteries while confronting his own fractured family. Hartley is also an executive producer with It’s us EP Ken Olin, who will direct the pilot, while Michael Cooney (Identity) will write the script.
“I couldn’t be happier than The game never is coming to CBS, and that Colter Shaw will be on screen soon,” Hartley said in a statement. “When I read the book, I was immediately drawn to the character and the story; Developing this project with Ken was a true labor of love. Colter is going to kick some serious ass, and I can’t wait for the public to meet him.
Hartley co-starred on It’s us since 2016, playing actor Kevin Pearson; the NBC family drama will conclude with its upcoming sixth season, airing largely non-stop in early 2022. In addition to The game never, Hartley is attached to star in Netflix The Christmas Diary, a film adaptation of Richard Paul Evans’ 2017 novel.