STATUS: previously in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/10/13
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2013) There's gold in the hills of Big Thunder Mountain, deep in the Wyoming Territory of 1890, enough gold to make King Midas jealous. There's something else at Big Thunder too, something otherworldly. Local legend holds that the mountain has been cursed by the Apache since a notorious mining accident at this western outpost some 30 years ago. About as far from the splendor of the wild west as one can get, widower Dr. Grant Carson lives with his 17 year old daughter Nora and young son Jack (Pierce Gagnon) on the crowded lower east side of Manhattan. Son Jack suffers from a frightening respiratory illness for which Grant Carson strives to find a cure. The family's life will suddenly change when Grant gets an offer to move to the mining town of Big Thunder because they need a doctor and are willing to pay any price. Lured by the promise of a better life, the Carsons, accompanied by Grant's dead wife's sister, Lizzie, set out on a frontier adventure and meet the mysterious benefactor who brought them there: Abel White. But there is something about this Eden on the edge of civilization and something about Abel White-supernatural forces are at work and their son seems to be a conduit. Together the family will uncover the mysteries, dangers and unspoken secrets of the haunted mountain: Big Thunder. From Jason Fuchs (ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT), Chris Morgan (FAST & THE FURIOUS franchise) and Melissa Rosenberg (TWILIGHT Series, RED WIDOW) comes this exciting mystery adventure loosely based on the Disneyland ride Big Thunder Mountain.