The network has picked up Forever, Exposed and The Visitor.
ABC has ordered pilot episodes for three one-hour dramas centered on a medical examiner and another one based on a Scandinavian format. The network has also picked up the alien project titled The Visitor from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.
Exposed is based on a Scandinavian format and it centers an investigative journalist who will do anything to discover the truth (including questionable alliances). Charles Randolph (Love & Other Drugs) will write the project from Universal and the executive producers will be Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.
From the executive producer Matt Miller (Chuck), Forever tells the story of Dr. Henry Morgan, the best New York City medical examiner. Nobody knows that there is a reason why Henry is studying the dead — he is immortal.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros’ TV will produce the series. Miller penned the pilot while Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz will be the executive producers.
The network has also added the drama pilot The Visitors from Amblin Television. The project is based on Ray Bradbury’s short story titled Zero Hour. The drama is described as a race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy that is trying to destroy the world by using children (the most precious resource on Earth).
Amblin TV is co-producing the project with Dawn Olmstead’s Grady Girl. Soo Hugh (Under the Dome) will write the script and he will also be the executive producer alongside Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
Forever brings Amblin back to the ABC after the network canceled the drama Lucky 7. Recently, Amblin received a series order at TNT for the pilot Public Morals starring Ed Burns, as reported by Deadline.
In addition to the three drama projects, ABC also has in the works the drama pilots American Crime (from 12 Years a Slave’s John Ridley), Clementine, How to Get Away With Murder and Sea of Fire.