EXCLUSIVE: Life Of Pi scribe David Magee is venturing into television. The Oscar-nominated feature writer has teamed with Michael Green for a high-concept drama project, which has landed at ABC with significant penalty. Written by Magee with Green supervising, Travelers centers on a man who brings his family to a wake for the father he never knew, only to discover that the doors inside his father’s estate are time portals which trap them in the house and send them on a journey through history. 20th Century Fox TV, where Green is under an overall deal, is producing. 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff, who is attached to Green’s projects at 20th TV, will executive produce with Green and Magee. The sale brings Green back to ABC where he had another high-concept project through 20th TV two season ago, Gotham, which went to pilot and came close to a series order.
In addition to Travelers, WME-repped Green is adapting League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen for Fox with a put pilot commitment and has half-hour comedy American Girls On Vacation, about the oversees vacation of three BFFs, in development at Showtime. CAA-repped Magee earned Oscar nominations for writing Life Of Pi and Finding Neverland.