ABC Nabs Backlash Drama From Lizzy Weiss & Random Hill As Put Pilot
EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Backlash, a drama examining the aftermath of a child rescue from Switched At Birth creator Lizzy Weiss, Jon Feldman and Jennifer Gwartzs Random Hill Production and ABC Studios.
Written and executive produced by Weiss, Backlash is set in a working-class town after a high-profile rescue of a child. As the rescue workers and family are deluged with praise, suspicions begin to mount that the accident was something quite different than it seemed. Unpeeling the truth of what happened that day will uncover the towns many secrets, and in the process, explore hero worship, the media, celebrity culture, and the lengths we will go to in order to be seen.
Feldman and Gwartz executive produce via Random Hill, which is under an overall deal at ABC Studios, a division of Disney TV Studios.
Weiss created the Peabody-winning Switched at Birth, which ran for five seasons at ABC Family/Freeform. She was also the showrunner for the breakout first season of FacebookRead More – Source