‘American Hustle’ Director’s Untitled Primetime Soap Gets Straight to Series Order at ABC

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Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Oscar nominated director David O. Russell  (“American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook”) has received a straight to series 13-episode order from ABC for his newest drama project, “an upstairs/downstairs soap set at a private country club,” which will be co-produced by ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.

Per the website, Russell and writer Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”) co-wrote the story, with Grant writing the teleplay. The duo are set to executive produce alongside Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.

This marks Russell’s first TV series project.