Amy Harris, who has been involved with numerous successful projects like Gossip Girls and Sex and the City, has sold her latest project Women In Black to ABC, which promises to bring tears of joy and sorrow.
According to Deadline, Harris has described the new series as a comedic drama that explores the lives of four widows, all in different ages and places in their lives, as they deal with the loss of loved ones, the difficulty of finding new romance, and the struggles of bringing up a child as a single parent. The show will follow them as they fail and triumph in the awkward world of dating which they all thought they had left behind, and as they learn to find new lives and roles in the world as they have been given a new or different start. Finding new friends, lovers, and goals is all part of the process.
Her time writing the crazy and varied lives for the women of Sex and the City has definitely prepared Harris for this new challenge, but she will also have the aid of several other TV veterans. Harris is joined by Jaime Tarses, former producer of Happy Endings and Franklin and Bash, Scott Stuber, who produced comedic hits Ted and Role Models, and producer for the recent Planet of the Apes franchise Dylan Clark.
Women In Black will be produced by ABC Studios and Stuber, Tarses, and Clark’s Bluegrass FanFare. Bluegrass FanFare is currently involved in a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios which places the trio in charge of developing new comedy and drama projects for ABC. Harris has also signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the deal, Harris was given the position of showrunner for the ABC drama series Wicked City, as well as the responsibility of developing and creating new series for the network. Women In Black will be the first new series developed by Harris and Bluegrass FanFare under their new deals.