ABC has put in development City Hall, a political drama executive produced by Bob Sertner. Written by Gideon Yago (HBO’s Newsroom), the project is being described as St Elmo’s Fire meets The West Wing set in the East Bay of San Francisco. It follows the mayor of Oakland and her irreverent City Hall staff of twenty- and thirtysomethings who take on the political and social establishment of a city in crisis while trying to maintain their own personal and social lives. Sertner will executive produce with former MTV host Yagofor for ABC Studios.
For Sertner, exec producer of ABC’s summer series Mistresses, this marks the second sale this season. He also has faith-based procedural The Centurion set up at CBS with Chris Morgan and Immortals writers Charley and Vlas Parlapanedes. Sertner, who was an exec producer of ABC Studios’ ABC series Revenge and NBC pilot Beautiful People, is repped by WME. Yago is with CAA.