The Disney-centric drama is one of two pilots picked up by the broadcast network.
Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis are back in business at ABC.
The broadcast network has assigned pilot orders to two plays, including Once Upon a Time Creators from Anthology.
Epic is described as a romance anthology that rejuvenates fairy tales for new audiences. Sources say it will focus on Disney’s properties as their former ABC dram a unearthed Snow White and other iconic characters.
Brigitte Hales, who worked with Kitsis and Horowitz on Once Upon a Time
and her Apple Amazing Stories anthology, will write the script and co-produce the pair. The play comes from ABC Signature, where Kitsis and Horowitz have been under the overall deal for a long time. The pair left behind a four-year renewal in 2018 that was believed to have made Kitsis and Horowitz the highest-grossing drama producers in the studio following Shonda Rhimes’ move to Netflix.
The potential series marks a homecoming for Katies and Horowitz who began their careers on ABC Lost and became the studio’s most important producers after launching Once Upon a Time. The fairy tale drama ran for seven seasons and became a global phenomenon and cash-cow for Disney. The series wrapped up its run in May 2018.
Elsewhere, ABC’s second drama pilot is for Order Queens, Zaheer McGee’s hip-hop drama. The potential series revolves around four Estranged and Out of Touch women in their 40s who reunite for a chance to regain fame and swagger, which they have as a group of 90s, It was as a nut-bitch who made him a legend in the hip-hop world.
Shondaland Alum McGhee (Scandal, Private Practice) will pen the script and produce alongside Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives).
Epic and Queens bring ABC’s current drama pilot crop for four. He joined Sam Esmail’s Crime and Holdover Triage Act of 2020.