7:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
ABC Prepping Latino Legal Drama 'Accidentes'
ABC is looking to put a new spin on the legal drama.
The network is teaming with Mark Perez (Accepted) for drama Accidentes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The drama revolves around a disgraced Wall Street lawyer, who had chosen to distance himself from his Latino roots, but then goes back home to work at his family's strip mall law firm in the heart of Little Havana.
The CBS Television Studios drama will be written by Perez, who exec produces alongside Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and their studio-based The Tannenbaum Co.
Perez recently sold and is writing Universal comedy Mothers I'd Like To as a starring vehicle for Jennifer Lopez. He's a former inaugural member of the Disney Feature Writing Program and previously penned the company's The Country Bears and Universal comedy Accepted. He's currently writing a novel for Random House/Dark Horse Books titled How to Win at Life by Cheating at Everything. He's repped by ICM Partners and manager Brian Lutz.
The Tannembaum Co. is behind CBS' The Odd Couple as well as ABC Family's Young and Hungry.
Accidentes arrives as ABC continues to make diversity and family fare a high priority. The network is also teaming with Mexican superstar Eugenio Derbez for Don't Judge Me, a family comedy based on his life, and also with Cristela alum Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias for The Fluffy Shop, a multicamera comedy inspired by the comedian's life, among others.