The premise for the comedy is being kept under wraps. Gary Sanchez’s Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick will executive produce, along with Smith.
Smith has a longstanding relationship with Freeform and its predecessor ABC Family. He created the 2007 drama Greek, one of the first original scripted series on ABC Family that established its brand as a destination for younger viewers. Most recently, he was the showrunner/ executive producer of the network’s drama series Chasing Life. He is currently writing a reunion movie, Greek: The Reunion, for the cable network.
Santa Monica Shores is the second project in the works at Freeform for Gary Sanchez, joining recently announced drama Motherland from writer Eliot Laurence.
Smith is repped by WME.