‘American Gothic’ Series From Steven Spielberg Coming to CBS

Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw at DreamWorks Pictures and Fox2000 Pictures’ ‘Bridge of Spies’ world premiere (Photo: Alex J. Berliner © ABImages)

Hot on the heels of the news that Extant won’t be back for a 2016 summer season, CBS announced they’re ordering 13 episodes of the mystery series American Gothic. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios are working on the series which will be set in Boston. Corinne Brinkerhoff (The Good Wife) is writing the show and will executive produce along with Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and James Frey.


American Gothic will join Zoo (returning for season two), Big Brother, and newcomer BrainDead as part of next summer’s lineup.

“With American Gothic, Corinne Brinkerhoff has created the perfect CBS summer mystery, filled with suspense, intrigue and an explosive ending that will leave you breathless,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “It feels like a compelling summer novel that we can deliver to our viewers in 13 one-hour chapters.”

The Plot:

American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.