Everyone and their grandmother seem to have a new horror-related series in the works based on one classic character or another, and next in the small screen monster club is ABC! Read on for what they’ve got cookin’!
Deadline reports that ABC has put in development “Esmeralda,” a limited/event series written by feature scribe Evan Daughterty, who co-wrote a revisionist take of another classic tale with Snow White and the Huntsman. Produced by ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville Films, “Esmeralda” is a period drama which re-imagines The Hunchback of Notre Dame through the eyes of beautiful Gypsy Esmeralda.
Daugherty is executive producing with Mandeville’s David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Laurie Zaks.
“Esmeralda” is the latest entry in the event series genre, which is red hot among the broadcast and cable networks. It marks the first major sale for Mandeville since the company signed a new deal with ABC Studios and brought in Zacks as president of television in April.
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