CBS is teaming up with 'Continnum' creator Simon Barry for the TV adaptation. The story takes place in the near future and is centered on a police detective who is executed for the murder of his wife and takes a miracle drug that brings him back to life as a "second-class citizen". He searches for his wife's real killer while working as a private investigator.
Barry is penning the script and executive producing the series with Stephen Hegyes (Reality Distortion Field). CBS has not explicitly said that the "second-class citizens" are zombies, however the book describes it's main character, Hessius Mann as being part of the "pulse-challenged population" of the town and finds that a few zombies have been cut to pieces while he is working a missing persons case.
The adaptation comes after The CW's critical success with it's comic book adaptation 'iZombie,' along with the continued success of AMC's 'The Walking Dead.'