Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Deadline reports ABC has started developing Legacy, a drama from feature producer Debra Martin Chase, which is described as a sexy soap and a modern-day twist on the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectations.

The show’s script will be written by Jeremy Anderson and Patrick Moss; both men will also co-executive produce the project.  Martin will executive produce.

This marks Martin’s first sale under the overall deal with ABC Studios she signed in August.  Under the pact, she was to hire a dedicated TV executive, which she has now done, bringing in Charles Pugliese as VP at Martin Chase Prods.

Chase recently produced Sparkle, which released in August.  She is also known for producing:  The Preacher’s Wife, Courage Under Fire, Just Wright, The Princess Diaries and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (just to name a few).

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