ABC has handed out a pilot pickup to Adopted, a single-camera comedy co-written and govt produced by Jimmy Kimmel. It hails from ABC Studios and Kimmelot, Kimmel’s three way partnership with Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Leisure.
Written and govt produced by Kimmel and The Green Beret’s Information to Surviving the Apocalypse creators, govt producers and stars Shawn Vance and Daril Fannin, Adopted is impressed by a real story. In it, when a Green Beret returns dwelling to Texas from army service, he and his household wrestle with the challenges of adopting his new brother, a 12-year-old Russian boy.
Vance and Fannin are each army veterans — Vance is a former United States Particular forces Green Beret, and Fanin, a former fight military medic. They used their background for his or her Netflix hybrid scripted/unscripted motion comedy sequence The Green Beret’s Information to Surviving the Apocalypse, which was govt produced by Matt Damon and Peter Perg.
Casting for Adopted already has been quietly underway. ABC has been proactive this season as broadcast networks are dealing with nice challenges touchdown big-name expertise for pilots. It had been sending presents on its scorching pilot scripts earlier than they’ve been formally greenlighted. The apply was just lately used on drama pilot Insurgent, which secured Katey Sagal forward of pickup, and on comedy pilot Dwelling Economics, which nabbed Topher Grace to raise a contingency.
This marks the most recent ABC undertaking from Kimmelot, becoming a member of the Dwell In Entrance of a Studio Viewers franchise and the upcoming Who Desires To Be A Millionaire? reboot hosted by Kimmel.
On ABC’s 2020 comedy pilot slate, Adopted joins single-camera pilots Dwelling Economics, Work Spouse and Prospect and multi-camera My Village.
Vance and Fanin are repped by Gersh, Zero Gravity and lawyer Derek Kroeger.