ABC has come out on top in what Nellie Andreeva, writing on Deadline.com, calls “a competitive situation, with two networks interested,” with the Alphabet Network securing rights to the family drama “Black Heart.”
The project comes from playwright and screenwriter Kelly Masterson (“Killing Kennedy”) and Prospect Park.
“Written by Masterson and to be produced by ABC Studios, ‘Black Heart’ is very much in the ABC wheelhouse,” Andreeva notes. “It tells the story of the unlikely ascension of the second son to the throne of a multi-billion dollar, family-owned energy company. In centers on the first-born son, twisted and scarred by a fire decades ago, who uses intrigue, manipulation, blackmail and even murder to put his beloved younger brother in power.”
Along with Masterson, Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park and his TV partner Josh Barry will executive produce the project.