Monday, November 29, 2010

Eva Longoria And Kathryn Morris Team For Soap At ABC, One of 3 Projects For Longoria

Nellie Andreeva

Two TV leading ladies, Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria and former Cold Case star Kathryn Morris are behind Sendera, a Texas border town soap that is in the works at ABC. Additionally, Longoria and her Unbelievable Entertainment are producing two other projects, Parenting by Committee, a single-camera comedy at ABC and Aztec, a potential mini-series for Starz executive produced by Alfonso Arau.

Sendera, from Unbelievable, Morris' Hotplate Prods. and ABC Studios, is described as a modern day Shakespearean drama about two wealthy families, one from Texas the other from Mexico, locked in a struggle for power, land, sex and legacy. Morris developed the project with Alan Barnette, Josh Gold and Sally Robinson, with Robinson set to write the script. Morris, Barnette and Robinson are executive producing with Texas born-and-raised Parker and Unbelievable's Virginia Trinkle.

Parenting by Committee, from writers Alyssa Embree and Jessica Koosed, Unbelievable and ABC Studios,?is about four single women who find their lives completely changed when one discovers she is having a baby. The four proceed to raise the boy without a man via parenting by committee.

On Aztec, which is being eyed as a 8-part mini-series for Starz, Longoria joins original executive producers Arau and Grant Turck. Based on the best-selling book by?Gary Jennings, it is set in Tenochtitlan during its empirical height just prior to its fall to Spanish invaders.?Nicholas Meyer (The Odyssey) is writing the script.?Longoria is with CAA and Management 360. Morris, who recently wrapped Moneyball, is with Gersh and Mosaic.

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