CBS hears 'Murmurs'

Smilovic, Goldsmith-Thomas behind time-travel drama

CBS is hearing "Murmurs," teaming with writer Jason Smilovic and producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas for the time-travel drama.

The project, from CBS Studios, is set in a world where time travel is a reality and centers on the Commission, an agency that detects and corrects alterations in time called murmurs, ensuring that history remains unchanged.

"Murmurs," which has received a script commitment, was conceived by Smilovic, Goldsmith-Thomas and Smilovic's producing partner, Tyler Mitchell.

Smilovic and Goldsmith-Thomas are executive producing, with Mitchell serving as supervising producer and Goldsmith-Thomas Prods. executive Marisa Yeres as co-producer.

Smilovic was a struggling writer in Manhattan living on un¬employment checks before his feature spec "Lucky Number Slevin" helped him break into Hollywood. He went on to write four pilot scripts, all of which were picked up to pilot and series: ABC's "Karen Sisco" and the NBC trio "Kidnapped," "Bionic Woman" and, most recently, "My Own Worst Enemy."

Smilovic is repped by CAA and Madhouse Entertainment.