ABC has picked up Agent Carter, How To Get Away With Murder, Black-ish, Galavant, American Crime, Manhattan Love Story, The Whispers, Forever and Selfie to series.
Agent Carter, which was not piloted but rather granted a straight-to-series order, follows the character from Captain America and larger Marvel films as she undertakes missions for Howard Stark. From Marvel and ABC Studios, the drama has Hayley Atwell attached to star. The executive producers are Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Steve McFeely, Christopher Marcus and Jeph Loeb.
From Scandal‘s Shonda Rhimes, How To Get Away With Murder is described as a sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock the entire university and change the course of their lives. The cast includes Viola Davis, Matt McGorry, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee and Alfred Enoch. ABC Studios and Shondaland produces with Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Peter Nowalk serving as executive producers.
Black-ish follows an upper-middle class black man who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids. The comedy, from ABC Studios, stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Miles Brown, Marcus Scribner, Caila Martin and Laurence Fishburne.
Created by Dan Fogelman, Galavant is a musical fairy tale which follows the handsome Prince Galavant and his quest for revenge over the king who stole his one true love. The comedy is produced by ABC Studios and stars Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Karen David, Mallory Jansen, Luke Youngblood and Genevieve Allenbury. The executive producers are Fogelman, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Chris Koch.
From John Ridley, American Crime centers on a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial, which are examined through the personal lives of the players involved. The case takes on greater meaning in the community, bringing to the forefront America’s hardened views on race, class and gender politics. The drama is produced by ABC Studios and stars Timothy Hutton, Felicity Huffman, Elvis Nolasco, Caitlin Gerard, Richard Cabral, Benito Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, W. Earl Brown and Penelope Ann Miller.
Manhattan Love Story is described as a romantic comedy that exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple embarking on a new relationship. From ABC Studios, the comedy stars Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman, Jade Catta-Preta, Nicolas Wright, Chloe Wepper and Kurt Fuller. Jeff Lowell wrote the script. The executive producers are Jon Liebman, Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott and Robin Schwartz.
The Whispers is about an alien invasion and the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world. The sci-fi series is from ABC Studios & Amblin TV and stars Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane, Derek Webster, Milo Ventimiglia, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Catalina Denis, Kylie Rogers and Brianna Brown. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Dawn Olmstead.
Penned by Matthew Miller, Forever follows Dr Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, but what no one knows is Henry studies the dead for a reason: He is immortal. With the help of detective Jo Martinez, the show peels back the layers of Henry’s colorful and long life through their cases. The drama, from Warner Bros. Television, stars Ioan Gruffudd, Judd Hirsch, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore, Barbara Eve Harris and Donnie Keshawarz.
Comedy Selfie, from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek, follows a self-obsessed twentysomething woman who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media “followers” than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image. Warner Bros. Television produced the comedy which stars Karen Gillan, John Cho, Allyn Rachel, David Harewood, Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Natasha Henstridge.