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[04/05/17 - 10:14 AM]
2017 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[03/17/17 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 17
Updates include: Alyssa Milano to get "Insatiable" for The CW; Jacqueline Obradors cast in FX's "Mayans MC"; and Tracy Spiridakos to recur on NBC's "Chicago PD."

[03/14/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 14
Updates include: Jane Lynch to get "Relatively Happy" for NBC; Jane Leeves to drop by "The Great Indoors" at CBS; and Donald Faison among the latest to get "Spaced Out" by NBC.

[03/10/17 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 10
Updates include: Michael Urie tapped as "Amy's Brother" for FOX; Romany Malco to star in "Brothered Up" at CBS; and Christine Adams signs onto The CW's "Black Lightning."

[03/07/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 7
Updates include: Laverne Cox to play ABC's "The Trustee"; Patricia Clarkson boards "Sharp Objects" at HBO; and Tim DeKay, Zachary Knighton tapped for FOX's "Linda from HR."

[02/23/17 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 23
Updates include: Lauren Graham to lead "Linda from HR" for FOX; Josh Duhamel, Bokeem Woodbine to star in "Unsolved" at USA; and Lea Michele cast in ABC comedy pilot.

[02/17/17 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 17
Updates include: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau to topline NBC comedy pilot; Matt Barr set as male lead in The CW's "Valor"; and Jack Davenport signs onto ABC's "Doomsday."

[01/31/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 31
Updates include: Jason Katims brings "Drama High" to NBC; Lucy Hale to lead "Life Sentence" at The CW; and Emma Stone/Jonah Hill-led "Maniac" a go at Netflix.

[08/25/16 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 25
Updates include: Monica Barbaro joins the cast of "Chicago Justice" at NBC; Toni Collette to lead "Unit Zero" for ABC; and Zack Pearlman, Julian Sergi to star in Comedy Central project.







UNIT ZERO (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/25/16 - 4/5/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) At the CIA, there are heroes -- and then there is Unit Zero, a team of desk jockeys who suddenly find themselves thrust into the crossfire when they must go into the field for the first time as spies. No longer just fetching coffee and setting up the boss' powerpoint presentation, these unlikely heroes will solve cases of national security and succeed because no one will ever suspect they are spies. This team of zeroes is done dreaming small. It's time to "dream average." Their leader Jackie Fink (Toni Collette) is a whipsmart engineer responsible for inventing the coolest spy gadgets you'll ever see. She's also a single mom who's trying to figure things out with Gabe, her one-night-stand and the father of her child. Each member of Unit Zero is so much more than they appear on the surface. Phineas Bog is treated just like any other IT nerd, but he's the head of cyber security, the smartest guy in the room, and hiding a huge crush on Jackie. Brianna Pierce, Jackie's best friend, is a maverick spy on probation. She's looking to prove she deserves to be back in the field. But underneath her motorcycle-riding, badass persona, you'd never guess that when it comes to her friends, she's all heart. Midge Glass is only known around the office for her pumpkin bread, but underneath her sweet face and tacky sweaters, is a whole other person. She can disassemble a field rifle just as fast as she can whip up a lemon tart. And lastly there is Azeema Khabiri, the overeager, coffee-making college intern, who's a third level black belt and a whiz at Middle Eastern dialects, who just can't wait to be a spy. The team jets to Mexico to take on a homicidal hacker and rumble with a drug cartel. Only Mike Barclay, head of the CIA, knows what they can do. He's so impressed with their work, he makes them a secret team of spies - even secret to the rest of the CIA. He knows they're zeroes, but he also knows they're the only ones he can count on for the toughest, most sensitive missions.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ayden Mayeri as Azeema Khabiri
· Dana Powell as Midge Glass
· Jamey Sheridan as Mike Barclay
· Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Brianna "Brie" Pierce
· Parvesh Cheena as Raj
· Peter Cambor as Gabe Castillo
· Rob Huebel as Phineas Bog
· Toni Collette as Jackie Fink
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Gordon Green as DIR (Pilot)
· Kenya Barris as EP
· Lindsey Shockley as CRTR/EP
· Richard Hatem as EP
· Toni Collette as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios