Matt Lopez Latinx Drama ‘Promised Land’ Handed Pilot Order At ABC

It comes after the Disney-owned network handed drama pilot orders to Queens, a drama about a 90s hip hop group from Zahir McGhee; Epic, from the team behind Once Upon a Time; National Parks from Yellowstone star Kevin Costner, The Flash’s Aaron Helbing and author Jon Baird; and Sam Esmail’s procedural Acts of Crime.
Previously known as American Heritage, the project is an epic, generation-spanning drama about two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in California’s Sonoma Valley.
Adam Kolbrenner of Lit Entertainment Group (Raised by Wolves) also exec produces. Lopez, who has written feature films including Bedtime Stories, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Race to Witch Mountain, writes and exec produces.
Matt Lopez’s Latinx family drama Promised Land is the latest hourlong project to secure a pilot order at ABC.
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Lopez created the NBCUniversal International drama series Gone, starring Chris Noth, which aired on WGN America in the U.S. revolving around a Latinx family, a first for the franchise. On the feature side, he is writing a new Father of the Bride movie for Warner Bros. He also is adapting Helen Cresswell’s young-adult novel Moondial into an ambitious time-travel drama for Fulwell 73.
Lopez is repped by Lit Entertainment Group and attorney Melissa Rogal.” />
ABC Signature is the studio.
ABC bought the project pre-emptively with a put-pilot commitment last year.

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