Liz Friedlander, Mark Gordon Company Land ABC Put Pilot Order for Female-Led Cop Drama

ABC has given a put pilot order with a penalty attached to a police procedural from Liz Friedlander and The Mark Gordon Company (MGC), Variety has learned.

The currently untitled series is described as a character-driven procedural that follows the first female partnership in an elite division of the LAPD, where the two detectives use their particular set of skills to tackle the most high-profile cases as well as a system that doesn’t necessarily want them there.

Friedlander will serve as writer and executive producer in addition to directing the project. MGC’s Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper will also executive produce. Pepper and Jen Chambers will oversee the project for the studio.

Friedlander previously collaborated with MGC on the ABC drama “Conviction,” which she co-created, executive produced, and directed. Her other directing credits include shows like “Stalker” and “The Following.”

MGC currently produces both “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Quantico” for ABC, and serves as co-studio on the network’s “Designated Survivor.” This season, MGC is also working with ABC to develop shows such as a series based on the life of Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit and a musical drama called “Broken Record.” 

Friedlander is repped by CAA and attorney Howard Abramson.

(Pictured: Mark Gordon)

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