Rob Bell Goes Hollywood

The former pastor teams with Lost exec producer Carlton Cuse on a spiritual drama for ABC.

This article is from Issue 54: Nov/Dec 2011

When controversial author Rob Bell recently announced he’d be stepping down as senior pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, many wondered what, exactly, he would do next.

Well, part of the answer is now clear. ABC (yes, the TV network) has finalized a script deal—with a he y sum attached—for a series created by Bell and Carlton Cuse. If Cuse’s name sounds familiar, that’s because he was an executive producer for Lost— one of the two guys (with Damon Lindelof) who made you scream at your TV and/or obsessively scour the Internet for six seasons.