Feature film director McG ("Charlie’s Angels") has received a put pilot commitment from ABC for a drama, Deadline.com reports. McG, who produced "The O.C." for Fox, is producing the project, a prime-time soap to be written by Byron Balasco ("Detroit 1-8-7").
The still-untitled drama is a modern version of "Romeo and Juliet" set in California’s Venice. Two families are involved — one well-off, the other struggling — and they fight for power in the community. Amid the conflict, a romance blossoms.
If it goes to series, it would be McG’s first ABC series. In addition to "The O.C.", his credits include CW’s "Supernatural" and "Nikita," as well as NBC’s "Chuck" and Fox’s "Human Target" and "Fastlane."