ABC has reportedly placed a series order for a new comedy starring Minnie Driver. The Futon Critic reports that the network is moving forward with “Speechless,” which also stars Micah Fowler, Mason Cook, Kyla Kenedy and Cedric Yarbrough.
The show is focused on the DiMeo family, inlcuding mom Maya (Driver) and her special-needs teenage son JJ.
“Maya’s a no-holds-barred fighter of injustices both real and imagined,” the story reports. “In her orbit are dry and smarter-than-he-seems husband, Jimmy, her no-nonsense jock daughter, Dylan, and middle child Ray. Ray’s the lone adult in the family, the voice of reason, the brains of the operation … if you ask him, that is.”
Here’s a brief first-look clip posted by ABC …