ABC developing 'Prince of Tides' series
Author Pat Conroy consulting on projectABC is developing a show based on Pat Conroy's bestselling novel "The Prince of Tides."
Widely known for its 1991 film adaptation starring Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte, "Tides" was sold in a script deal to the network by Sony Pictures TV.
Conroy is a non-writing consultant on the project, which will follow his novel more closely than the movie adaptation.
"Tides" tells the story of a married Southern football coach from an abusive and dysfunctional family who falls in love with a New York psychiatrist.
Executive producers include Eric and Kim Tannenbaum ("Two and a Half Men"), Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") and Craig Anderson ("On Golden Pond").
Bob Brush ("Wonder Years") and Mel Harris will write the pilot script and executive produce.