‘Desperate Housewives’ Alum Bob Daily To Adapt British Comedy ‘Rev’ For ABC

EXCLUSIVE: ABC has put in development Rev, a half-hour comedy based on the BAFTA-winning British series Rev., which will be written by former Desperate Housewives executive producer/showrunner Bob Daily. The original series, created by Tom Hollander and James Wood, stars  Hollander as a priest from a small rural parish who becomes the vicar of an inner-city London church. Daily’s version, produced by ABC Studios, centers on an Episcopal priest who leaves a small rural parish in Wisconsin to take over a failing inner-city church in a racially diverse, economically-challenged Chicago neighborhood. It chronicles the daily frustrations and moral conflicts of  the minister and his eccentric congregation, which includes genuine believers, a homeless man, and a crack addict. Daily will executive produce with Kenton Allen and Matthew Justice, principals of Big Talk Prods., which produces the original series. Hollander and Wood are set to consult. (more…)

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