ABC is developing a new drama project with Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network ordered a script for “Please Don’t Go,” to be written by “Fear the Walking Dead” writer Meaghan Oppenheimer, who is also the creator of the project.
Oppenheimer is set to executive produce along with Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea, who heads Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard banner.
The project “follows the personal and professional life of a ruthless divorce attorney in Dallas,” THR notes. “Raised in the trailer parks of Texas, she has left behind a life of struggle amid squalor, working her way into a corner office and mansion in Dallas’ most prestigious neighborhood. But beneath her facade of togetherness, she’s plagued by self-destructive tendencies and long-hidden family secrets that begin to unravel her life.”
Witherspoon won an Oscar in 2006 for her lead performance in “Walk the Line.”