In one of the first big broadcast TV sales for Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures, ABC has nabbed American Heritage with a script commitment plus significant penalty that often qualifies as a put pilot. The multi-generational soap, written by Nashville co-executive producer Taylor Hamra, hails from Sony Pictures TV via Pascal Pictures’ overall deal with parent Sony Pictures Entertainment.
American Heritage is about two families of vastly different cultures who suddenly collide when they realize their histories aren’t so dissimilar after all and are forced to work together to run LA’s premier real estate company.
Hamra executive produces with Pascal Pictures’ Amy Pascal and Rachel O’Connor.
Launched in 2015, Pascal Pictures has been putting together TV projects in addition to its movie portfolio. Earlier this year, in a very competitive situation with five TV studios pursuing, the company and Sony TV landed the rights to Thomas Mullen’s upcoming novel Darktown, partnering with Jamie Foxx to produce the drama drama adaptation. Pascal Pictures also has acquired the rights to Eve Babitz’s memoirs through Sony TV’s TriStar Television.
Hamra has solid primetime soap background, with co-executive producer stints on ABC’s Nashville and TNT’s Dallas. He is repped by CAA and attorney Bruce Gellman.