America’s ABC network has approved Marc Cherry’s (Desperate Housewives) next project, Hallelujah for Pilot.
The series is set in the town of Hallelujah, Tennessee which is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil.
Its fortunes change when a stranger comes to town, bringing justice, peace and possibly restoring faith.
The show also promises a music twist: episodes will be punctuated by songs sung by the gospel choir, which serves as a sort of Greek chorus.
ABC has also greenlit another 5 pilots:
– Identity, an action procedural centered on an elite police unit formed to combat the explosion of identity-related crime.
– Once Upon a Time, from Lost executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, is about a woman with a troubled past who is drawn into a small town in Maine where the magic and mystery of Fairy Tales just may be real.
– The River, a horror drama in the mould of Paranormal Activity about a family who travels to the deep Amazon to locate and rescue their missing father, co-produced by DreamWorks TV.
– Good Christian Bitches, described as “Desperate Housewives in Dallas,” centres on Amanda Vaughn, a recently divorced mother of two who, to get a fresh start, moves back to the affluent Dallas neighborhood where she grew to find herself in the whirling midst of salacious gossip, Botox, and fraud. Written by Steel Magnolias writer Robert Harling, produced by Darren Star.
– Revenge, a contemporary re-imagening of Alexandre Dumas, pere’s The Count of Monte Cristo, which explores the classic tale from a female perspective and chronicles the story of a mysterious young woman who comes to the Hamptons to exact revenge on the people who destroyed her family. Written by Swingtown creator Mike Kelley.