2:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Wonder Woman' Screenwriter Teams With Shondaland for Drama From 'Queer as Folk' Creator
ABC is putting The Catch showrunner and Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg on lockdown and looking to his next project.
Heinberg has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios and is reteaming with Shondaland to develop drama Adult Behavior for the Disney-owned network.
Under the pact, Heinberg — who was tapped to replace the creator of The Catch after creative issues in season one — will develop new projects for the studio. Adult Behavior is the first project to stem from his new pact. It is described as a sexy multigenerational comedic drama that is inspired by Queer as Folk creator Russell T. Davies’ 2015 British TV series Cucumber and Banana. (Both series recently aired stateside on Viacom-owned Logo.)
Heinberg will pen the script for Adult Behavior and executive produce alongside Shondaland's Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, Davies, Bad Wolf's Julie Gardner and Red's Nicola Shindler.
Heinberg is well-liked within ABC and ABC Studios circles. He helped get The Catch back on track in season one and his involvement is credited with helping the Shondaland drama score a surprise second season. He rebooted the show with a greater focus on humor in season two and, while reviews and feedback from viewers were positive, ratings ultimately did not come and the series starring Mireille Enos and Peter Krause was canceled in May.
Heinberg is a Shondaland disciple, having cut his teeth on both Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. He wrote the screenplay for box-office smash Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, and counts Looking, Party of Five, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls and The O.C. among his credits. Heinberg is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.