[10/19/11 - 10:56 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 19 Updates include: Marc Cherry brings "Devious Maids" at ABC; Josh Schwartz aims to import the U.K.'s "Misfits"; and Minnie Driver inks a talent deal with ABC.
STATUS: currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: script
DESCRIPTION: (from USA's press release, April 2015) Based on Karen Russell's best-selling novel and Pulitzer Prize finalist, SWAMPLANDIA! is an offbeat family drama that centers on the Bigtrees, owners of Florida's top alligator-wrestling theme park. The family is reeling from a recent tragedy and is struggling to maintain its livelihood when a competitor moves in across the swamp. Liz Tigelaar ("Life Unexpected") is adapting the novel and executive producing the project. Barry Sonnenfeld ("Men in Black" franchise) will also executive produce and is attached to direct. Russell will serve as executive consultant. SWAMPLANDIA! hails from Tigelaar's Best Day Ever, in association with Warner Horizon Television.