ABC has ordered five new drama pilots, including the Biblical saga “Of Kings and Prophets” and the FBI drama “Quantico,” from Josh Safran.
“Of Kings and Prophets,” written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (“Accepted”), is described as an epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.
ABC Studios is producing the pilot, which is executive produced by Jason Reed, Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi.
“LA Crime,” also from ABC Studios, is a character-driven, true-crime procedural that explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in L.A. history. Season one focuses on two LA cops in search for a Bonnie and Clyde-esque serial killing team amidst the rock ‘n’ roll, coke-infused revelry of the 1980s Sunset Strip.
Steven Baigelman (“Feeling Minnesota”) wrote the pilot, which is executive produced by Mandeville Television.
Executive produced by Rashida Jones, Will McCormack and Le Train Train, the one-hour family dramedy “Mix” will explore realities of modern day families — multi-cultural, multi-generational, built through divorces, affairs and adoptions — set against the backdrop of a revered family restaurant at a crossroads.
Warner Bros. Television is producing “Mix,” which is written and also executive produced by Jennifer Cecil (“Private Practice”).
“Quantico” revolves a group of young FBI recruits, all with specific reasons for joining, as they battle their way through training at the Quantico base in Virginia. As the show intercuts between their hidden pasts and their present training, it also flash-forwards to the near future, where one of the recruits will turn out to be a sleeper terrorist responsible for the most devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
ABC Studios is producing the pilot, which is written by Josh Safran (“Gossip Girl”). The Mark Gordon Company is executive producing.
Finally, “Runner” follows Lauren Marks, who believes she is leading a perfect life.That perfect life is ripped apart by one simple twist of fate, and to uncover the truth she must follow a trail of lies that take her into the world of cartels and the illegal gun trade between the U.S. and Mexico.
Michael Cooney (“CenterStage”) is writing and executive producing, with Ian Sander, Peter Horton, Kim Moses and Jon Cowan also executive producing. Cowan (“Crossing Jordan”) is also attached as showrunner.
20th Century Television is producing the pilot.