Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is heading back to broadcast television.
The CW has handed out a pilot order to Cheerleader Death Squad, a prep school spy drama described as “Heathers meets Alias“ which hails from Marc Cherry, Neal Baer (Under The Dome) and Dan Truly (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).
Cheerleader Death Squad follows a disgraced CIA agent turned teacher at a Washington, D.C. prep school. After he realizes his students have high-level access to intelligence through personal connections, the teacher trains a select few to be his eyes and ears into the world of international espionage and help him earn his way back into the agency.
The hour-long drama, which originally landed at The CW in October 2014, is set up at CBS Television Studios and is being penned by March Cherry, Neal Baer and Dan Truly. The trio will also serve as executive producers alongside Sabrina Wind.
Cheerleader Death Squad is the fourth pilot order from The CW in the past 24 hours. The network previously handed out pilot orders to supernatural drama Dead People, a Tales From The Darkside reboot and Cordon, an adaptation of the Belgian drama of the same name.
If it goes to series, Cheerleader Death Squad will be Cherry’s first series on broadcast television since Desperate Housewives came to an end on ABC in 2012. That same year, he attempted to create a new soapy drama for ABC. That project, Devious Maids, didn’t make the cut at the network, but ultimately landed at Lifetime where it is entering its third season.