ABC has put in development single-camera comedy Twinsters, from Funny or Die and Upright Citizens Brigade’s Juliet Seniff, Marry Me and Happy Endings creator David Caspe and Davis Entertainment (The Blacklist, Timeless, Dr. Ken).
Written and co-executive produced by Seniff with Caspe overseeing, Twinsters is based on the 2015 documentary of the same name. It tells the story of identical twins separated at birth, adopted on two different continents and raised completely unaware of each other until they are reunited at age 29. The project is described as a completely fresh twist on an odd couple show that explores and celebrates the complex meaning of family and forming your own identity.
Caspe, John Davis and John Fox executive produce. Sony Pictures TV, where Caspe and Davis Entertainment are based, is the studio.
Seniff has written for series Angie Tribeca, Lady Time and Your Family or Mine.
This marks Caspe’s return to ABC where he created and executive produced cult comedy series Happy Endings.
This is the third sale this season for Davis Entertainment, along with comedy Start Up starring and directed by Zach Braff and written by Matt Tarses, which has a put pilot commitment at ABC, and another put pilot, a David Shore/McG action drama at Fox loosely based on I Spy at Fox.
The documentary Twinsters, which premiered and sold at SXSW in 2015, is based on the life story of Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier. Futerman co-directed and co-produced the film with Ryan Miyamoto. Here’s a trailer: