ABC Family is adding two projects to their development slate.
The network has handed out pilot orders to Beyond, a supernatural drama from Once Upon A Time In Wonderland‘s Adam Nussdorf; and Gorgeous Morons, a half-hour multi-cam comedy from Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky and ABC Studios’ boutique division ABC Signature Studios.
Penned by Adam Nussdorf, Beyond tells the story of a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new supernatural abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Imperative Entertainment and Automatik are producing, with Nussdorf, Tim Kring, Zak Kadison, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones serving as executive producers.
Gorgeous Morons focuses on two stunningly handsome but ridiculously simple brothers – one is a model, the other a personal trainer – who find their lives rocked by their brainy new roommate, a female literature PhD whose looks are, by their standards, in desperate need of help. Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky created and executive produce the multi-cam comedy, which is being produced by ABC Signature Studios. Danny Chun is penning the script and will also executive produce.
“Quality comedies and epic adventures are key elements of our programming strategy,” said Karey Burke, ABC Family’s Executive Vice President of Programming and Development. “The teams behind these pilots have a history of creating amazing series in those genres, and I am thrilled to have them creating for ABC Family.”