EXCLUSIVE: ABC has put into development Bridge & Tunnel, a soapy one-hour drama that hails from Famous in Love and Stargirl executive producer Melissa Carter, Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleemans A Very Good Production, and Warner Bros Television where AVGP is based.
The plot for the aspirational series revolves around three scrappy, blue collar best friends who will do anything to realize their dreams of becoming Manhattans top high-end realtors all while fighting for each other as the ups and downs of love, loss and rivalry alter their lives forever.
Carter is writing the script and will executive produce with DeGeneres and Kleeman via AVGP.
Finding “a big, provocative soap,” is a top priority for ABC this development season the networks entertainment president Karey Burke told Deadline in August.
Bridge & Tunnel falls under the new multi-year overall deal Carter signed with WBTV unit Warner Horizon Scripted Television in April. She currently serves as an EP on the upcoming WBTV series Stargirl for DC Universe. Before that she was an executive producer of WHSTVs Freeform drama series Famous in Love, and also was an executive producer/co-showrunner alongside creator Ava DuVernay and EP Oprah Winfrey on Season 1 of OWNs WHSTV drama Queen Sugar.
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