The untitled project from writer-exec producer Alison Schapker revolves around a group of Catholic nuns fighting the closure of their Bronx-based convent who must suddenly deal with three young novices whose arrival unearths long-buried secrets. The ensemble drama will throw into question everything you think you know about the “Brides of Christ.”
The “Brides of Christ”-inspired drama marks the second sale for Shondaland this season. ABC also bought a comedy, titled “Splitsville,” from “Trophy Wife” creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins. The laffer follows a group of single residents of a suburban cul-de-sac who join forces to raise their kids together.
Schapker’s TV credits include “Brothers & Sisters,” on which she was an exec producer, “Fringe,” “Lost,” “Charmed,” “Alias” and “The Flash.”
Shondaland is also behind mega-hits “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How To Get Away with Murder.” Up next is “The Catch,” which bows midseason on ABC.
Schapker is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.
Pictured: Betsy Beers, Alison Schapker, Shonda Rhimes