David O. Russell’s American Hustle has been nominated for ten Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Russell. Now, he will bring his talents to the small screen in a brand new untitled primetime soap opera on ABC!
According to Deadline.com: ABC has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order to a drama project from the American Hustle writer/director and Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant. The series, developed by CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly, is an upstairs/downstairs soap set at a private country club. Russell and Grant co-wrote the story, with Grant writing the teleplay.
The two are executive producing with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly; CBS Studios CBS Studios is co-producing with ABC Studios. This marks the first TV series for Russell, the hottest filmmaker at the moment with rare back-to-back Best Picture Oscar nominees — American Hustle this year and Silver Linings Playbook.”
What do you think of the concept of the soap set in a private country club? What do you think of ABC’s continued interest in bringing soap to their primetime line-up including Revenge, Nashville and now this untitled project? Weigh-in!