Former “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” scribe Jenna Bans and Mandeville Prods. have set up a drama thriller at ABC.
The untitled project follows the return of a politician’s son who was presumed dead after disappearing a decade earlier, shocking the tight-knit community and raising question about his true identity.
Bans will pen the script and exec produce with David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks for Mandeville and ABC Studios. Bans and Mandeville both have overall deals at the Alphabet. Bans worked with Mandeville last year on another ABC drama pilot, “Sea of Fire.”
Bans previously created the 2010 ABC drama series “Off the Map,” which was exec produced by Shonda Rhimes. Bans’ Shondaland credits also include ABC’s “Private Practice.”
Bans and Mandeville are repped by UTA. Bans is also with Morris Yorn Barnes.