November 06, 2012 10:52am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Fox Developing Surfing Drama From 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Writer (Exclusive)
Surf's up at Fox.
The network has given script orders to The Break, a drama set in the world of Santa Cruz surfing competitions, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
From Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants writer Elizabeth Chandler, the family drama is told through the eyes of Mia Walker, a 16-year-old girl with a troubled and mysterious past who is sent to the surfing town to live with the father she's never known. There, she must learn to navigate a culture that's as foreign to her as her father is. The ensemble drama will chronicle the personal lives and relationships of a group of young adults in the close-knit community where surfing is everything.
Chandler, whose credits also include the Sisterhood sequel, will pen the script for ABC Studios, with Saving Grace's Gary Randall and Majors & Minors' Tim Bogart on board to executive produce via Boardwalk Entertainment.
Chandler is repped by Paradigm; Randall is with Bloom Hergott.
Editor's note: An older version of this story reported the project in development at ABC. The drama is in the works at Fox.