Looks like soaps are the “in” thing at ABC primetime! The network has now has put in development Legacy, a drama described as a sexy soap and a modern-day twist on the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectation. Jeremy Anderson and Patrick Moss will write the script and will co-executive produce. Debra Martin will executive produce.
According to Deadline.com, “This is feature producer Debra Martin’s first sale under her overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the pact, she was to hire a dedicated TV executive, which she has now done, bringing in Charles Pugliese as VP at Martin Chase Prods. Previously, he was VP of Production and Development at Darren Star Prods, where he most recently co-produced the ABC/ABC Studios dramedy GCB. Prior to that, he was a producer at NYC-based Killer Films.
Of note: this is the second drama project this season that is a modern-day reimagining of Great Expectations. The other, Expectations, has been set with Reese Witherspoon executive producing.
So what do you think of a primetime soap with a twist on the Dickens classic? Who would you cast in the lead roles? Let us know!