ABC has put in development a single-camera sibling comedy from veterans Peter Murrieta and Bobby Bowman. The project, starring Latino comedians Felipe Esparza and Dustin Ybarra, is produced by 3 Arts and ABC Studios.
Written by Murrieta and Bowman, the untitled single-camera project centers on three very different adult siblings — two of them played by Esparza and Ybarra — who live under one roof in Boyle Heights, a working-class, predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood of Los Angeles. One’s a striver destined to become mayor; one’s a troublemaker beloved by the neighborhood; and one’s the baby and caretaker, destined to hold the family together.
Murrieta and Bowman executive produce with 3 Arts’ David Miner and Greg Walter.
The project reunites Bowman with Murrieta. Bowman served as a consulting producer on Murrieta’s semi-autobiographical comedy series Greetings From Tucson. Ybarra played the co-lead opposite John Leguzamo in the ABC/ABC Studios comedy pilot The Kings of Van Nuys and did an arc on the ABC/Sony comedy The Goldbergs.
Adding a Latino family comedy has been a priority for ABC, which had series Cristela, on which Murrieta worked as a writer, and last year ordered a Gabriel Iglesias pilot.
Murrieta, who recently wrote for Netflix’s upcoming Latino family reboot of One Day at a Time, is repped by CAA and 3 Arts. My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope alum Bowman is with ICM Partners and 3 Arts.
Esparza is repped by ICM Partners. Ybarra is repped by CAA, ATA Management and Hansen Jacobson Teller.