ABC Lands DESIGNING WOMEN Sequel

ABC Lands DESIGNING WOMEN Sequel

ABC has handed out a script commitment for what's being called a "sequel" to the CBS comedy Designing Women, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The multicamera sequel will follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm. The new take will still have the same razor-sharp dialogue and ability to cut through the political, cultural and social factions that rarely agree on anything. The original series creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason will pen the script and executive produce alongside her husband, Harry Thomason.

The project has been in the works for months and comes from the same studio that produced the original series.

Bloodworth Thomason told The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm very excited to be working with ABC. And Sony has always been a great partner for Designing Women. Normally, I'm not a fan of reboots but Designing Women does seem to have the right fengshui for all that is going on right now. We could definitely have some fun,"

The Emmy-nominated original series starred Dixie Carter, Delta Burke, Annie Potts, Jean Smart and Meshach Taylor. It took on many serious subjects, including women's rights, homophobia and racism.

Read the original article on The Hollywood Reporter.

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