ABC, Mark Gordon Adapting Family Legal Drama 'Fina Ludlow' (Exclusive)

'The Glades' creator Clifton Campbell is on board to pen the script and serve as showrunner
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ABC is looking for a new family legal drama.

The network is teaming with prolific producer Mark Gordon and The Glades creator Clifton Campbell to adapt Ingrid Thoft's Fina Ludlow book series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Inspired by Thoft's book series, the untitled drama is described as a sophisticated and emotionally complex family drama set in the Ludlow family business: a high-powered law firm in Chicago, Ill. The story is told through the black sheep of the family, 31-year-old Fina Ludlow, the brash, intelligent, hot-mess daughter of Carl and Elaine Ludlow, who left Harvard Law School and found her "voice" as the firm's brash and controversial legal investigator.

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Campbell will pen the script and exec produce — and serve as showrunner should the drama move forward. Gordon and Nick Pepper will exec produce for ABC Studios-based the Mark Gordon Co. Ilene Staple will also exec produce the drama after ABC Studios acquired rights to the books.

The Ludlow drama marks the seventh sale of the season for Gordon. The banner also has

comedies Unfunctional and Plus One set up at ABC, which also has legal drama Pariahs, detective drama Las Reinas as well as an untitled Quantico project. The company also has the untitled Heidi Niedermeyer and Elena Crevello project in the works at NBC.

Campbell's credits include White Collar, Profiler and A&E's The Glades. He's represented by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.

Staple is with CAA and Franklin Weinrib. 

The Mark Gordon Co., whose credits include Grey's Anatomy, Ray Donovan, Criminal Minds andBenched, is with CAA.

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