Monday, February 4, 2019

Development News - ABC Orders Pilots for Comedies Starring Katey Sagal and Leslie Odom Jr.; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - February 4, 2019

ABC's Nana & Untitled Leslie Odom Jr.; and The CW's Katy Keene.

  • NANA (Comedy, Hybrid) - Starring Katey Sagal (Married... with Children, Sons of Anarchy). Written by Lon Zimmet (LA to Vegas). Executive produced by Zimmet, Ted Melfi, Kimberly Quinn, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Laura Lancaster. Co-executive produced by Sagal. Produced by ABC Studios, 20th Century Fox Television, Goldenlight Films and Alcon Entertainment. Logline: A recently widowed father is forced to invite his brash, bawdy mother-in-law (Sagal) into his home to help raise the two granddaughters she hardly knows.
  • UNTITLED LESLIE ODOM JR. PROJECT (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Starring Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton). Written by Saladin Patterson (The Last O.G.). Executive produced by Odom Jr., Patterson, Kerry Washington and Pilar Savone. Co-executive produced by Toure Roberts and Sarah-Jakes Roberts. Produced by ABC Studios and Simpson Street Productions. Logline: Based on the life of pastors Toure Roberts and Sarah-Jakes Roberst, a married couple run a modern ministry together and share an even more eclectic and chaotic home life with their combined four children.
  • Ashleigh Murray will be seguing to the cast of the Riverdale spinoff pilot written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi. She has starred on The CW's Riverdale since its pilot. If the spinoff is picked up to series, she will then exit the cast of Riverdale ahead of its already announced fourth season.
  • Spinning off from her time in the small town of Riverdale, a now 20-something Josie McCoy (Murray) sets off on a new adventure to make it in the big city. More determined than ever to break into the music scene as the next Diana Ross, Josie finds herself forging new friendships, falling into new relationships and, one day, becoming the star she is destined to be.