EXCLUSIVE: Finding a series set in the fashion world remains a priority for ABC. After last year’s pilot Americana, the network has given a put pilot commitment to Dress To Kill, a drama from writer Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story). It is described as an erotic thriller/soap set in the New York fashion world with whodunit mystery at the heart of it.

Dress To Kill hails from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Imagine Television. It represents a rare major commitment for a pitch with no big-name talent or showrunner attached so late in the buying season when the networks’ coffers are almost depleted. Sharzer is executive producing Dress To Kill with Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. This is one of several projects Imagine TV has set up this season, including a brother comedy at Fox and medical drama at CBS. On the feature side, Sharzer wrote and directed the 2004 indie Speak starring Kristen Stewart.