ABC picked up a slew of dramas Friday evening, ordering pilots for “Astronaut Wives Club,” “Agatha,” “Warriors” and a Richard LaGravenese project, all produced by ABC Studios.
From Stephanie Savage, “Astronaut Wives Club” tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Fake Empire’s Savage, Josh Schwartz and Len Goldstein along with Groundswell are exec producing the drama.
“Agatha” hails from Tom Donaghy and is a procedural that centers on a former convict turned big city criminologist. She’s brought in to help local police crack a case involving a perplexing disappearance, and the chief of detective she’s been hired to help is her father — whom she hasn’t spoken to in 15 years. The Mark Gordon Company and Michael McDonald are exec producers.
“Warriors” is from Chris Keyser, with pilot scribe Steven Baigelman remaining on board the project. Drama follows the best and brightest of active duty military doctors and nurses as they practice trailblazing medicine on critically wounded warriors returning home from Afghanistan, on military families and veterans, as well as administering to Washington’s government elite. Mandeville is exec producing.
Finally, the Gotham-set Richard LaGravenese pilot revolves around the love and rivalry between two equally matched, powerful socialites who play out their obsessive attraction and seduction of each other through their manipulation of others. Exec producers include Erwin Stoff, Ilene Staple and Wren Arthur.