The team behind the hit teen drama The O.C., Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, have created a new production company, Fake Empire, and they’ve already landed their first major piece of development, a D.C.-set drama at ABC.
ABC has ordered a pilot for the Untitled D.C. Project, which centers on a group of twentysomething roommates who juggle their personal and professional lives in Washington. They quickly find out that the ideals that brought them to the nation’s capital don’t always match the realities of living there.
Will Fetters, who wrote the recent Robert Pattinson-Emilie de Ravin flick, Remember Me, is writing the script and will co-executive produce.
Schwartz and Savage will produce along with Leonard Goldstein, who heads up Fake Empire’s TV operation.
Ashley Parker, who is a researcher, fact checker and writer in the New York Times’ Washington, D.C. bureau, will be a consultant on the project.
Schwartz’s and Savage’s credits include “The OC,” “Gossip Girl” and “Chuck.”
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