Skip to main content

ABC Greenlights Pilot for 'Vampire Soap Opera' from Berlanti Productions

Greg Berlanti

Greg Berlanti

ABC has ordered a pilot for The Brides. A new show from Berlanti Productions, the team behind the CW hit Riverdale, the drama has been dubbed a "vampire soap opera" by VarietyRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write and executive produce the pilot, along with fellow EPs Greg BerlantiSarah Schechter, and Maggie Riley (who will also direct).

Variety described the show as a "contemporary reimagining of 'Dracula' with a trio of female leads." The team helming the show has not only headed up Riverdale, but also Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and soon-to-air Katy KeeneThe Brides was first developed by NBC, but the ABC show is a new version of the original idea. 

Variety reported that the push into primetime soaps comes at the behest of Karey Burke, head of ABC Entertainment, "is making a concerted effort to recapture ABC’s female audience." At the recent Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour, Burke discussed her approach to the network's 2020 schedule.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles