Fox has given out a put pilot order for a single-camera comedy entitled “Bastards,” Variety has learned.
The series would take place after a philandering game show host dies, leaving his mansion to his three children, each of whom thought they were an only child. They ultimately decide to live together and form a new, unconventional family.
Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, and Ed Weeks will serve as the writers and executive producers. Wright and Woods previously worked together on the story and screenplay for “Independence Day: Resurgence.” Weeks is also set to appear in the upcoming Fox comedy series “LA to Vegas.” James Griffiths will direct and executive produce. Andrew Reich will serve as supervising producer. ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox Television will produce.
Wright is repped by WME, McKeon/Myones Management and Hansen Jacobson. Woods is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson. Weeks is repped by WME, United Agents and Morris Yorn. Reich is repped by WME and Rohner, Walerstein & Miloknay. Griffiths is repped by WME and Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.
This is the second put pilot order Fox has given out this week. On Tuesday, the network gave an order to a family soap opera from “Nashville” alums Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin. That project follows a family that decides to start over in Hawaii, only to discover that the islands are not quite the paradise they imagined.