A drama pilot in development for ABC this fall will reunite Jennifer Beals with the creator/executive producer of The L Word, the drama she starred in at Showtime.

Ilene Chaiken will serve as the showrunner for Venice, a sudsy drama pilot from McG about two rival families who live in the California city, Deadline reports. Chaiken was a co-creator of The L Word, which aired on the pay network from 2004-09.

Beals will play the matriarch of one of the families in the drama pilot, which McG will direct. Beals last appeared in Fox’s The Mob Doctor and The Chicago Code. 

For more about ABC’s development roster for fall, as well as what’s up at the other nets, here is our master list.


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