CBS Developing Sitcom About Taking The Bible Literally
CBS are currently working on a new sitcom based on literally obeying the laws set out in the Bible.
The project is based upon the hilarious novel by A. J. Jacobs, titled The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, in which Esquire magazine editor Jacobs set out to spend a year taking every law from the Christian Holy Book as literally as possible, even the contradictory ones.
During this year of presumably being invited to very few parties, Jacobs attempted to stone an adulterer and offer animal sacrifice.
Alcide Bava Productions, the production company owned by The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, has sold the premise as comedy to CBS. Galecki and Spencer Medof will executive produce the project.
It was reported in 2008 that Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company had picked up the rights to the book, planning a film to be directed by Julian Farino. However, this fell through, and Medoff attained the rights.
Not much else is known about the project, though commenters on Reddit were sceptical about the hilarity of such a series, citing notable incidences in the Bible that were anything but funny.
Referring to the infamous passage that condones stoning a rebellious son, Reddit user SystemFolder commented that: “The episode about Deuteronomy 21:18-21 should be a hoot.”