EXCLUSIVE: In a rare case of a pitch garnering interest from broadcast, basic cable and pay cable networks, a drama from writer David Hubbard (Noel) has landed at HBO. The project, titled The Return of Daniel Shepherd, tells the story of a family thrown into disarray when their son returns home after 13 years missing. When his abductors turn up murdered, he is the prime suspect. That further shrouds the mystery surrounding this family: the boy’s father, a former FBI operative-turned-college criminology teacher; his mother, a stay-at-home-mom-turned-congresswoman; and his fraternal twin brother. The Return Of Daniel Shepherd hails from Sony TV and Maria Grasso and Deborah Spera’s studio-based One-Two Punch Prods.
Last year, Hubbard’s CBS drama script Widow Detective went to pilot directed by Davis Guggenheim and starring John Corbett. On the feature side, Hubbard, repped by WME and Code Entertainment, has Alive And Well set up at Vendome Pictures.