- Published on Tuesday, August 21 2012
- Written by Sarah Osman
ABC is currently developing three incredibly unique dramas, and each one is stranger than the next. The first is entitled “Finn & Sawyer” and has been described as a contemporary update of the Mark Twain classic, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This new version will revolve around Huck and Tom Sawyer as young men in their twenties who decide to open an investigative firm in a mysterious and steampunk New Orleans. The minds behind "Detroit 1-8-7", Jason Richman and David Zabel, will write and produce the project.
And now for something completely different: ABC has also picked up a family drama entitled “The Outsiders”. Helmed by “Smallville” writer/producer Ken Biller, the project is based off of a true story in which a woman moves her family from Atlanta to New York City and ends up becoming the surrogate mother to nine impoverished children.
And finally, Race to Witch Mountain’s Matt Lopez has sold “Gothica”, which is not to be confused with the 2003 Halle Berry film, Gothika. This “Gothica” is a supernatural mystery set in San Francisco, which tells the tale of a young woman looking for her own identity while being led into the world of the supernatural by a handsome playboy by the name of Dorian Gray (presumably based on the famous Oscar Wilde anti-hero). Lopez, who recently worked on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, will write and co-produce the series along with Mark Gordon (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Nicholas Pepper.
Which of these dramas are you most excited to see? I’m particularly curious about “Finn & Sawyer”, for the mere fact that it sounds so far off from what Mark Twain ever envisioned for his characters. The show sounds as though “Supernatural” decided to go steampunk, which honestly would be kind of awesome. (Note to “Supernatural” writers: go steampunk for an episode!)
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff
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