Country queen Reba McEntire is teaming up with Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids creator Marc Cherry for a Southern fried soap. ABC ordered a pilot for Cherry's untitled soap, which McEntire will headline.
According to Variety, the pilot focus on the colorful small town of Oxblood, Kentucky where Sheriff Ruby Adair (McEntire) is in charge of ensuring law and order. Ruby's Red State outlook is challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent comes to town to help solve a gruesome crime.
Said Cherry in a statement:
I am thrilled to be coming back home to ABC. What makes it all the sweeter is Reba McEntire is coming with me. And we can’t wait to share with our fans this wonderful Southern Gothic soap opera we’ve been cooking up for them.
The series is the first drama pilot by the mouse house to be picked up for the 2017-2018 season.