Legendary Airline, Which Collapsed in 1991, Takes Flight Again as Focus of New ABC Drama Set in 1960s

Sep 20, 2010  •  Post A Comment

An airline that was a mainstay of U.S. travel for decades will be the centerpiece of a new drama ABC is developing that, like AMC’s "Mad Men," will be set in 1960s, reports the L.A. Times.

The airline is Pan Am, which was the principal carrier for international travel from the U.S. for decades before its collapse in 1991. The plot will revolve around the glamorous lives of flight attendants and pilots of the era.

Thomas Schlamme, best known for "The West Wing," will direct the pilot for Sony Pictures TV and "ER" writer Jack Orman is penning the script. Nancy Ganis, who was with Pan Am and is the wife of producer Sid Ganis, came up with the idea for the series.

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