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[04/05/17 - 10:14 AM]
2017 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[03/17/17 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 17
Updates include: Alyssa Milano to get "Insatiable" for The CW; Jacqueline Obradors cast in FX's "Mayans MC"; and Tracy Spiridakos to recur on NBC's "Chicago PD."

[03/16/17 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 16
Updates include: Rachel Griffiths to find "Salvation" for NBC; Nia Long to lead ABC's spin-off from "The Goldbergs"; and Ryan Murphy brings "Pose" series to FX.

[03/14/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 14
Updates include: Jane Lynch to get "Relatively Happy" for NBC; Jane Leeves to drop by "The Great Indoors" at CBS; and Donald Faison among the latest to get "Spaced Out" by NBC.

[03/13/17 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 13
Updates include: David Giuntoli, Poppy Montgomery to lead "Mission Control" for CBS; Marley Shelton cast in NBC's "Drama High"; and Jay Harrington books role on "S.W.A.T." at CBS.

[03/09/17 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 9
Updates include: PBS passes on third season for "Mercy Street"; Sarah Bolger cast in FX's "Mayans MC"; and Josh Radnor to lead NBC's "Drama High."

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[01/19/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 19
Updates include: Yara Shahidi to star in potential "Black-ish" spin-off; Dean Norris cast in TNT's "Claws"; and ABC orders dramas "The Crossing," "Deception" to pilot.

[10/07/16 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 7
Updates include: Starz orders third season for "Ash vs. Evil Dead"; Dominic Monaghan cast in Lifetime's "A Midsummer's Nightmare"; and Lucy Boynton tapped for Netflix's "Gypsy."







CROSSING, THE (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/7/16 - 4/5/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) In the idyllic American fishing town of Port Canaan, with its coffee shops, bakeries and bookstores, Sheriff Jude Miller's days are typically filled with yoga and low-intensity police work. But the peace and quiet of his city is upended when the inexplicable happens: hundreds of bodies wash up on a beach on the outskirts of town. Scores are dead... but 47 have survived. At the site of the event he's met by Department of Homeland Security Agent, Emma Ren, and they assess the situation. But the facts don't add up. No plane crashes or nautical distress signals have been reported and, even stranger, the survivors are all asking for asylum. They say they are Americans, fleeing a war... a war that they claim won't happen for another 150 years. Survivors like married couple Rebecca and Caleb explain that they are escaping a genetically superior population of humans who have ascended to power in the future and embarked on a campaign to kill off all members of the lower classes. They have been oppressed, hunted; they have come here hoping for a better life. Conspiracy theories begin to take root; no one knows if these people are actually refugees, invaders, or actors in a complicated hoax. Emma, though skeptical, reports back to her superiors at Homeland Security. Until all the facts can be ascertained, and a plan of action realized, it is deemed necessary for the survivors to be held under strict supervision in a secret location. As the case grows in importance Jude finds himself marginalized by Emma and the Feds. But when he is confronted by Rae - a survivor of the crossing who has found herself separated from the others - she appears to have physical and mental capabilities that go far beyond the norm. She is a member of this advanced master race, of which the survivors have spoken. But Rae, he learns, is not some evil agent, sent to hunt the refugees. But just a mother, seeking her daughter, from whom she has been separated... and with whom she has come, like the others, seeking a better life. And in order to find her daughter, she is going to need Jude's help. As the Feds continue to monitor the survivors, it becomes clear that this most unusual group of visitors will change and disrupt the lives of the people in this peaceful town... and that their presence here could ultimately put the whole world in grave danger.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bailey Skodje
· Grant Harvey as Roy
· Jay Karnes as Craig Lindauer
· John D'Leo as Will
· Kelley Missal as Hannah
· Marcuis W. Harris as Caleb
· Natalie Martinez
· Rick Gomez
· Rob Campbell as Paul
· Sandrine Holt as Emma Ren
· Simone Kessell as Rebecca
· Steve Zahn as Jude Miller
· Tommy Bastow as Marshall
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dan Dworkin as CRTR/EP
· Jason Reed as EP
· Jay Beattie as CRTR/EP
· Rob Bowman as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios