ABC Orders Drama Pilots

ABC has picked up pilots for 5 drama shows.

Runner, from 20th Century Television, is written by feature scribe Michael Cooney (Identity) based on the Turkish series Son, it centers on Lauren Marks, whose seemingly perfect life is ripped apart by one simple twist of fate. To uncover the truth, she must follow a trail of lies that takes her into the world of cartels and the illegal gun trade between the U.S. and Mexico. Cooney executive produces with Peter Horton, Ian Sander, Kim Moses and Jon Cowan, who serves as showrunner.

ABC has jumped on the biblical bandwagon with Of Kings And Prophets, a drama written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and executive produced by Jason Reed, Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi of BoomGen Studios, whose motto is listed as “social change through storytelling.” The project, from ABC Studios, is an epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.

Mix, from Warner Bros. TV and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s studio-based Le Train Train, explores the realities of modern-day families — multi-cultural, multi-generational, built through divorces, affairs and adoptions — set against the backdrop of a revered family restaurant at a crossroads. Mix, which marked Le Train Train’s first hourlong sale to a Big 4 network, was written by Jennifer Cecil.

L.A. Crime is a character-driven, “true-crime” procedural that explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in Los Angeles history.  This show hails from ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville, with Baigelman executive producing alongside Mandeville’s David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks.

Quantico, from ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Company, centers on a group of young FBI recruits, all with specific reasons for joining, who battle their way through training at the Quantico base in Virginia.

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