Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Development News - JoAnna Garcia Swisher to Co-Star on ABC Comedy Pilot 'Happy Accident'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Development News - January 23, 2019

ABC's Happy Accident; The CW's Jane the Novela, Katy Keene, The Lost Boys & Untitled Nancy Drew Project; and NBC's Uninsured

  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Matt Walsh. She previously starred for six seasons in The WB's Reba, one season in ABC's Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and in the ABC miniseries The Astronaut Wives Club. She has also recurred on ABC's Once Upon a Time and FOX's Pitch.
  • She will play Eleanor Bennet, a professor at Pitt who is also Bud's (Walsh) oldest daughter.
  • UNINSURED (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Dan Levy (The Goldbergs). Executive produced by Levy, Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan. Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Doug Robinson Productions. Logline: Young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave's parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt.
  • JANE THE NOVELA (Season-Long Anthology) - Spinoff of Jane the Virgin. Written by Valentina Garza. Directed by Brad Silberling. Executive produced by Garza, Silberling, Jennie Snyder Urman, Gina Rodriguez, Ben Silverman, Joanna Klein, Emily Gipson, Jorge Granier and Gary Pearl. Produced by CBS Television Studios, Sutton Street Productions, I Can and I Will Productions and Propagate. Logline: A telenovela anthology series where each season is based on a different fictional novel "written by" Jane Villanueva and narrated by the author herself. The first installment takes place at a Napa Valley Vineyard, where family secrets (and family members) don't stay buried for long.
  • KATY KEENE (Drama) - Spinoff of Riverdale. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi. Executive produced by Aguirre-Sacasa, Grassi, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Logline: Four iconic Archie Comics characters - including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene - chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City. This musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio.
  • THE LOST BOYS (Drama) - Written by Heather Mitchell. Executive produced by Mitchell, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz and Bill Bindley. Produced by Rebecca Franko. Produced by Warner Bros. Television, Spondoolie Productions and Gulfstream Television. Logline: Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat... and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla's eternally beautiful and youthful undead. Based on the feature film of the same name.
  • UNTITLED NANCY DREW PROJECT (Drama) - Written by Noga Landau. Executive produced by Landau, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Co-executive produced by Lis Rowinski. Produced by CBS Television Studios and Fake Empire. Logline: Set in the summer after her high school graduation, 18-year-old Nancy Drew thought she'd be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation - and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined. Based on the classic book series.