Written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson loosely based on the life of gay activist and author Dan Savage, the single-camera project revolves around the O’Neals, a seemingly perfect All-American family. When the youngest son comes out of the closet, all the family secrets are revealed and the family proves to be quite typical and not so perfect. Ferguson, will play the father, Pat O’Neal, a good-natured, affable cop with the Chicago police department.
Ferguson’s casting stems from the talent/development deal he signed with ABC Studios in August, following their collaboration last season on the Save The Date pilot.
Ferguson, repped by Paradigm and Wishlab, will next be seen reprising his role as Stan Rizzo in the final episodes of Mad Men.
The Dan Savage pilot is executive produced by Johnson, Windsor, Savage, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott and Brian Pines.