ABC Orders Family Drama From 'Big Fish' Writer John August

Deadline reports that the ABC network has ordered a "script commitment with significant penalty" to a new drama series to be titled CHOSEN. The project will be co-penned by 'Big Fish' scribe John August and Josh Friedman, developer and executive producer of 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.' August and Friedman will also executive produce.

According to the report, the project will tell the story of "family struggle, teen romance and California evil, it explores how a family’s life is upended when their 15-year-old daughter is identified as the reincarnated prophet of a mysterious South American religion. But is she their messiah, or a pawn in a darker conspiracy?"

Friedman recently signed another script deal with the NBC network for a soap opera which will take place in a world of robots who resemble humans. He will write and executive produce that project along with Homeland's Howard Gordon.

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