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[06/29/20 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 29
Updates include: Quibi orders second season of "Nikki Fre$h"; ABC gives status updates on its various pilots; and HBO lands the rights to Brit Bennett's "The Vanishing Half."

[03/13/20 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 13
Updates include: CBS All Access pushes "Tooning Out the News" premiere; production on nearly all broadcast pilots to be delayed or suspended; and The CW's "The 100" to complete final episode.

[03/11/20 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 11
Updates include: "Riverdale," "Survivor" shut down due to coronavirus concerns; Scott Foley among those cast on FOX's "The Big Leap"; and Angelique Cabral, Tone Bell to lead ABC's "Work Wife."

[03/09/20 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 9
Updates include: ABC gives late pilot order to "Kids Matter Now"; YouTube cancels "Impulse" after two seasons; and Goran Višnjic to play Dracula in ABC's "The Brides."

[03/03/20 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 3
Updates include: Syfy to call it quits on "The Magicians" after five seasons; Thomas Middleditch to star in CBS's "B Positive"; and Ryan Hansen, Aimee Carrero to lead NBC's "Someone Out There."

[03/02/20 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 2
Updates include: FOX pulls the plug on "Almost Family"; Ashley Zukerman to play "Langdon" for NBC; and Emily Alyn Lind among first cast in HBO Max's "Gossip Girl."

[01/08/20 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Picks Up Supernatural Drama "The Brides" to Pilot
"The Brides," a sexy contemporary reimagining of "Dracula," is a family drama with a trio of powerful female leads at its heart.

[09/01/15 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 1
Updates include: Cara Buono, Ross Partridge board Netflix's "Stranger Things"; Gloria Allred to executive produce a potential drama at CBS; and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa lands "Brides" at NBC.







BRIDES, THE (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/1/15 - 6/29/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
script
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
pilot order rescinded on 6/29/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, January 2020) ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced today that the network has picked up "The Brides," a new drama from executive producer/writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Riverdale," "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"), Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television to pilot. Maggie Kiley ("American Horror Story," "Riverdale," upcoming "Katy Keene") is set to direct. "The Brides," a sexy contemporary reimagining of "Dracula," is a family drama with a trio of powerful female leads at its heart. With strong horror elements, "The Brides" is a vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy - and their nontraditional family. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is set to write, with Maggie Kiley to direct. Aguirre-Sacasa will executive produce with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions and Kiley.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Charlie McElveen as Arthur Seward
· Chris Mason as Roland Grant
· Erin Richards as Renee
· Gina Torres as Cleo Phillips
· Goran Višnjic as Count Dracula
· Katherine Reis as Lily Stevens
· Sophia Tatum as Justine Strang
CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Maggie Kiley as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Berlanti Productions
· Warner Bros. Television