11:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Greg Berlanti Sets Up Dramas at HBO Max, Fox (Exclusive)
Greg Berlanti is wasting no time getting a start on development season.
The prolific producer, with a record 20 series currently on the air, has set up dramas at HBO Max and Fox, each landing at their respective homes with multiple outlets bidding.
For WarnerMedia-backed streamer HBO Max, Berlanti has set up More, a female-driven family soap inspired by Amy Chozick's reporting in The New York Times. The drama, which explores influence, the most elusive and modern form of power, has received an order for a pilot script and two back-up scripts.
Chozick will pen the script. Brett Matthews (Legacies) will exec produce More alongside Berlanti and his Warner Bros. TV-backed Berlanti Productions partner Sarah Schechter and president David Madden. The company's Erika Kennair will produce. The project landed at HBO Max following a bidding war.
For her part, Chozick is already adapting her novel Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling, as a Netflix drama called The Girls on the Bus. Chozick is co-writing alongside longtime Berlanti pal and frequent collaborator Julie Plec. The drama landed at Netflix following its own bidding war.
Sueño, meanwhile, is set up at Fox and has received a script-plus-penalty commitment from the independent broadcast network where Berlanti already has the second season of drama Prodigal Son. The drama is inspired by the life of U.S. international soccer star Jorge Villafaña. Sueño (translated as "to dream") follows a young Mexican-American man and his family as he battles through a competitive soccer reality show.
Gabriel Llanas will pen the script for the drama, which landed at Fox following a competitive situation. Llanas (Supergirl) will exec produce alongside All American's Robbie Rogers. The latter, who is Berlanti's husband, is a former pro soccer player and also is a key creative force and exec producer on The CW's All American. Marcos Siega, who also previously teamed with Berlanti on You, God Friended Me and Batwoman, is attached to exec produce and direct the potential pilot. Berlanti, Schechter and Madden also exec produce, while Kennair produces.
Berlanti has 20 TV series currently on the air across five outlets: Stargirl, Kung Fu, Batwoman, The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, All American and Superman & Lois at The CW; Prodigal Son at Fox; Titans at DC Universe; Doom Patrol, The Flight Attendant, Green Lantern, Strange Adventures and docuseries Equal at HBO Max; and You, Girls on the Bus and the final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina at Netflix. All hail from his overall deal with Warner Bros. TV. He is repped by WME.