[04/14/16 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 14
Updates include: "Game of Thrones" showrunners close in on an end date; Joe Manganiello bows out of History's "Six"; and Jackie Earle Haley tapped for "The Tick" at Amazon.

[03/23/16 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 23
Updates include: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill to lead "Maniac" at Netflix; Enrique Murciano to get "Broken" by ABC; and "Criminal Minds" regular departs after 11 seasons.

[03/23/16 - 06:05 AM]
2016 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[03/11/16 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 11
Updates include: Freeform's "Switched at Birth" to end after its upcoming season; Odette Annable reports to "Bunker Hill" at CBS; and Patton Oswalt signs onto "HR" at FOX.

[03/10/16 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 10
Updates include: Ali Larter takes FOX's "Pitch"; Cote de Pablo in talks to star in Syfy's "Prototype"; and Nick Wechsler set as male lead on FOX's "Recon."

[03/08/16 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 8
Updates include: A&E gives early renewal to "60 Days In"; Goran Visnjic to chase "Time" for NBC; and Anna Torv cast in "Mind Hunter" at Netflix.

[03/03/16 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 3
Updates include: Jason O'Mara to become "The Infamous" for A&E; Georgina Haig to lead The CW's Mars project; and Coby Bell is bound for "Cruel Intentions" at NBC.

[02/24/16 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 24
Updates include: HBO shelves Steve McQueen's drama "Codes of Conduct"; Adam Pally to lead FOX's "Making History"; and K.J. Apa, Luke Perry among the latest bound for The CW's "Riverdale."

[01/28/16 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 28
Updates include: ABC gives green light to 10 pilots; Jack Burditt's "The Kicker" also lands pilot order at CBS; and "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon won't return for season five.

[12/01/15 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 1
Updates include: Jeb Stuart brings "Rambo: New Blood" to FOX; Sterling Jerins cast in HBO's "Divorce"; and Curtis "50 Cent" is "My Friend 50" at FOX.

12/1/15 - 4/14/16
previously in development (2016-2017 season)
ordered to pilot
(from ABC's press release, March 2016) It is current day America, but not as we know it. Imagine electricity had never been discovered - in its place, gas and coal run the world and power our everyday devices. Now imagine the amount of power the people who own the gas and coal in this world would command. This is the world of Spark. In this contemporary American city the Stockton family, run by the tough as nails Hazel, controls the coal. Hazel finds herself constantly coming to heads with the patriarch of the Lavelle family, the ruthless Philippe. There is money to be had in who controls every part of this city, and the Stocktons and Lavelles will stop at nothing to come out on top. This old rivalry is thrown into high gear when a new land grab comes to fruition, and the families resort to underground tactics to take each other down. Suddenly, a gas line is cut causing an explosion that hurts the Lavelle family while a Stockton coal train is derailed killing innocents in its wake. At the center of this war between families is a spirited Tinker named Pin. As a Tinker, she has a lowly existence in this town, but she is skilled in fixing and recycling gadgets and devices, a trait inherited from her loving father Thatcher and shared with her mischievous brother Cable. But Pin is smart and talented and, while using her STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) skills to work on an illicit device she created, she stumbles on the discovery of electric spark. She knows that this spark could mean everything to the people who are constantly affected by the war between Stockton and Lavelle. Though Pin's device is confiscated by an Enforcer on The Watch, she is approached by the least likely person to want to help her rebuild it - Philippe's son, Alex Lavelle. Turns out, the devious and sexy Alex has plans of his own for what Pin's device could mean for this world and his family, and Alex knows he needs a talented Tinker like Pin to bring his plans to fruition. This puts Pin in direct conflict with her boyfriend Aidan, who is head of The Watch and also a Stockton, and who would never approve of his girlfriend partnering with a Lavelle. It would be easy for Pin to turn down Alex's alliance, except that the guerilla warfare tactics between the families have escalated and created a very personal loss for Pin herself. Knowing that developing the device and seeing where the spark could lead is the only way to bring down both families and stop the carnage, Pin starts out on a dangerous journey of creativity and invention that could destroy everything she holds dear.
· Alex Lanipekun as Christian
· Antonia Thomas as Pin
· Austin Hébert as Cable Jones
· Lena Olin as Hazel Stockton
· Rachel Hurd-Wood as Keira Stockton
· Rege-Jean Page as Alex Lavelle
· Tom Brittney as Aiden Stockton
· Tracy Ifeachor as Logan Reese
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Ian Sander as EP
· Kim Moses as EP
· Michael Cooney as CRTR/EP
· drama
· ABC Studios
· Sander-Moses Productions