ABC Family eyeing 'Huge' drama
Project based on young-adult novel set at weight-loss campABC Family is close to greenlighting an hourlong project based on Alloy Entertainment's young-adult novel "Huge" by Sasha Paley.
"My So-Called Life" creator Winnie Holzman wrote the script with her daughter, Savannah Dooley.
The project, described as "Glee" meets "Ugly Betty," explores how young girls deal with body-image issues. It is set at Wellness Canyon, a weight-loss camp, and revolves around two girls from different backgrounds who fall for the same guy.
Holzman is executive producing the project with Alloy's Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy. Veteran writer-producer Robin Schiff, who executive produces the ABC Family comedy series "10 Things I Hate About You," has been involved in the project from the get-go and is expected to serve as an executive producer.
The untitled light drama has not been officially greenlighted, but casting is under way. A detailed breakdown for the project released last week lists March 29 as a target production start date.
Alloy is in business with ABC Family on "Pretty Little Liars," a pilot starring Lucy Hale.