'Modern Family's' Sofia Vergara Adapting 'Killer Women' for ABC

The actress will team with Ben Silverman's Electus to adapt the Argentine series "Mujeres Asesinas" for the network.
Sofia Vergara

ABC is expanding its relationship with Sofia Vergara.

The network has given a script commitment to Killer Women, a soapy procedural revolving around a female Texas Ranger, with the Modern Family Emmy nominee attached to executive produce, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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The hourlong project is based on the POL-KA Productiones' Argentine series, Mueres Asesinas, which itself is based on the book trilogy of the same name by Marisa Grinstein.

Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven) will pen the script and executive produce alongside feature director Martin Campbell, Vergara and her Latin World Entertainment partner Luis Balaguer.

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The drama hails from ABC Studios and Electus, with Ben Silverman also on board to executive produce.

Vergara started her career in Colombia as a model/actress, eventually playing Alicia Oviedo on the local version of Desperate Housewives.

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