ABC is taking a closer look at the workings of U.S.’ top intelligence agencies with two new drama script buys, Safehouse, and Murder Season. Both shows hail from ABC Studios and studio-based producers: Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein and their company Vendetta (Safehouse) and Castle executive producer Laurie Zaks (Murder Season).
Safehouse, which will be written by Chris Hollier, centers on a young, brash CIA agent who joins a crew of agency professionals. The one catch? It’s headed by his long-estranged superspy mother. Murder Season, written by Moira Kirland, focuses on a gifted but troubled female FBI profiler. While working with an elite team to catch the country’s worst criminals, she struggles to hide a dark secret from her past.
Safehouse and Murder Season mark second sales to ABC this season for both Vendetta and Zaks. Vendetta also has the Jekyll & Hyde-inspired Hyde, which is being written by Turner, while Zaks is behind hourlong 1970s music drama Lockharts, penned by Michael Gans and Richard Register. Hollier is with UTA and manager Susan Landau.
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