According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated writer-director Frank Darabont has been tapped to direct NBC's drama pilot Seeing Red. Additionally, NBC has picked up two comedy pilots, Alpha Mom and an untitled sitcom starring comedian Kevin Brennan.

Seeing Red, from NBC Universal TV Studio and writer/exec producer Graham Yost, centers on an eccentric, brilliant cop with the ability to talk to dead victims, who help him solve his cases. In addition to directing, Darabont will exec produce the pilot with Yost.

Darabont was nominated for an Oscar for writing The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile and in the best picture category for producing Mile with David Valdes.