ABC has given a pilot order to a character-based procedural drama from prime TV and movie author Drew Goddard (Daredevil, The Martian) and ABC Signature, the place Goddard and his Goddard Textiles are primarily based.

As Deadline reported exclusively last week, the venture, primarily based on TF1’s common detective sequence HIP (High Intellectual Potential), had been a frontrunner for an order as a part of a fall spherical of ABC pilot pickups. The community had set an early, mid-October script supply date deadline for just a few initiatives that have been in additional superior phases of growth to contend for what I hear are about two or three pilot orders.

The premise of the untitled drama, written by Goddard and focused for 2023-24 season, evokes Good Will Hunting. In it, a single mother with three youngsters and an distinctive thoughts helps resolve an unsolvable crime when she rearranges some proof throughout her shift as a cleaner for the police division. When they uncover she has a knack for placing issues so as due to her HIP, she is introduced on as a marketing consultant to work with a by-the-book seasoned detective, and collectively they type an uncommon and unstoppable group.

Goddard and Sarah Esberg of Goddard Textiles govt produce alongside Pierre Laugier, Anthony Lancret, and Jean Nainchrik of Newen Connect, the distribution firm which offered the rights to ABC Signature.

HIP, which is created by Alice Chegaray-Breugnot, Stéphane Carrié and Nicolas Jean, produced by Mediawan’s Septembre Productions and Itinéraire Productions, and stars Audrey Fleurot and Mehdi Nebbou, has been offered to greater than 100 territories worldwide.

In January 2020, ABC began ramping up its efforts to maneuver to year-round growth, introducing “second cycle” pickups. ABC final month made selections on its spring batch of 2022 pilots that have been filmed/delivered after the May upfronts, choosing as much as sequence The Company You Keep

, starring Milo Ventimiglia and Will Trent, starring Ramon Rodriguez.

Goddard’s venture, which stems from his massive total deal at ABC Signature, marks his return to ABC. He labored on the community’s hit dramas Alias and Lost earlier than segueing to films with The Cabin within the Woods. Under his ABC Signature pact, Goddard just lately boarded Phony, a half-hour venture from Marcel the Shell with Shoes On co-writer Nick Paley, which landed at Hulu in a aggressive scenario with an enormous dedication.

Goddard served as director, producer and author of the function movie Bad Times on the El Royale and was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for The Martian. In TV, he directed the pilot and served as an govt producer of NBC’s comedy sequence The Good Place, co-created Marvel’s The Defenders and created Daredevil and was an govt producer on each. Additional credit embrace Cloverfield and World War Z. Goddard is repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson.

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