ABC Developing Female-Led FBI Drama

ABC is looking for a female-driven procedural.

The network has handed out a script order to drama Ascension, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

From writer and exec producer Kevin O’Hare, the drama centers on brilliant but impulsive FBI agent Alexa Reyes who discovers that a staggering amount of the country's most brutal and violent offenders can be traced back to Ascension, Fla. When she tries to uncover the origin of the evil in the resort town she's confronted by her own haunted past, and forces far greater than she ever expected.

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Brillstein Entertainment will exec produce.

O'Hare is repped by Underground and Verve.

Procedurals have found a renewed interest this development season as broadcast networks are looking for new spins on the tried-and-true format.

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