A drama project from a former Shondaland fixture has landed at ABC. Variety reports that the untitled thriller comes from Mandeville Productions and Jenna Bans, who was a writer on “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” during her tenure at Shonda Rhimes’ wildly successful TV production company.
The new project “follows the return of a politician’s son who was presumed dead after disappearing a decade earlier, shocking the tight-knit community and raising [questions] about his true identity,” Variety reports. “Bans will pen the script and exec produce with David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks for Mandeville and ABC Studios.”
The report notes that Mandeville and Bans have overall deals at ABC. Bans was also involved in the 2013 ABC drama pilot “Sea of Fire,” and created “Off the Map,” a 2010 drama series at ABC on which Rhimes was executive producer.