ABC is developing a drama about a sorority girl-turned-CIA agent based on the real-life story of Tracey Walder, from Ellen Pompeo and former “Arrow” co-showrunner Wendie Mericle.
Mericle is penning the project, which is being adapted from Walder and Jessica Anya Blau, “The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life.”
The upcoming memoir details Walder’s life in the CIA, where she was recruited by the agency while a student and Delta Gamma sorority member at the University of Southern California.
She would spend the next five years as a covert operative for the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, assuming aliases, thwarting terrorist attacks, and hiding in the trunks of cars on her way to debrief terrorists at black sites. She would eventually leave the CIA for the FBI, one of the few women to ever do so.
Walder and Blau will serve as consultants for the series, which is being executive produced by Pompeo and Laura Holstein under Pompeo’s Calamity Jane banner, along with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Mericle will serve showrunner. The project is set up at ABC Studios.