Fox Developing Surfing Drama From 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Writer (Exclusive)

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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.

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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.

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