Fox is developing a drama project set in the world of Kentucky bourbon as a one-hour scripted series with Hell On Wheels producer Bruce Romans and New Wave Entertainment.

The Untitled Kentucky Bourbon Project centers on the self-made patriarch of a Kentucky bourbon empire and his family. When he has a public breakdown, his children must overcome their differences and their father’s sordid past in order to save the family and their business. Romans will pen the pilot script and executive produce. Brian Volk-Weiss, Michael Pelmont and Matt Ochacher will executive produce through New Wave Entertainment. Romans, who also was a co-producer and writer on Falling Skies, is repped by WME, New Wave Entertainment and attorney Loan Dang.