Thursday, February 6, 2020

Development News - Benjamin Bratt Boards HBO Max's 'DMZ'; ABC and FOX Order Three More Pilots

Development News - February 6, 2020

ABC's Work Wife; FOX's Blood Relative & Pivoting; and HBO Max's DMZ.

  • BLOOD RELATIVE (Drama) - Written by Chris Levinson and James Renner. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Executive produced by Levinson, Renner, Noyce and Liza Chasin. Produced by Fox Entertainment, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Logline: Genetic genealogy is the best new tool in crime scene forensics, and nobody knows it like Louise Kelly. Too bad she's impossible to deal with. Based on a 2018 Cleveland Scene article by Renner.
  • PIVOTING (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Liz Astrof (2 Broke Girls). Executive produced by Astrof, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor. Produced by Fox Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and Kapital Entertainment. Logline: Set in a small, middle-class town in Long Island, three women deal with the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in desperate attempts to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions, strengthening their bond proving it's never too late to screw up your life.
  • WORK WIFE (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson (The Real O'Neals). Directed by Todd Holland. Executive produced by Ryan Windsor, Johnson, Holland, Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Albert Bianchini, Nina Wass and Andrea Shay. Produced by ABC Studios, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Milojo Productions. Logline: Set in the world of real estate, platonic male-female team Dani and Scott have taken the leap to start their own team. Now feeling the stress of being the boss, they have to rely on the yin-yang of their dynamic more than ever to keep their professional and personal lives afloat.
  • Benjamin Bratt has been cast as a series regular on the drama pilot starring Rosario Dawson. He previously starred for four seasons in NBC's Law & Order, two seasons in ABC's Private Practice, one season in FOX's 24 and two seasons in FOX's Star.
  • He will play Parco Delgado, the popular and deadly leader of one of the most powerful gangs in the DMZ. He wants to rule the DMZ - and will stop at nothing to secure that outcome. He is known as a wildly magnetic, affable and equally influential man.