The colorful and cutthroat world of Texas politics will serve as backdrop of a Latino family drama from Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Conde Nast Entertainment, which has landed at ABC with penalty. The project is loosely inspired by a 2013 Vogue article that profiled Democratic rising-star twins Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, and Joaquin, then-newly elected U.S. congressman.
Created and written by Meredith Lavender & Marcie Ulin (ABC’s Nashville), Pair Of Aces, described as an operatic family drama, revolves around brothers Chris and Alex Reyes, Latino golden boys who are both best friends and rivals. They are rising stars in Texas politics whose destiny is engineered by their manipulative mother Maria. She is determined to turn the Reyes family into the most powerful dynasty modern politics has ever seen. The drama explores the American dream and the lies, blackmail and manipulation it takes to rise to the top of power in Texas — and perhaps someday D.C. Universal TV, where UnbeliEVAable Entertainment has a first-look deal, is producing, with UnveliEVAble’s Longoria and Ben Spector executive producing alongside Conde Nast’s Dawn Ostroff and Gina Marcheschi.
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Pair Of Aces reunites Longoria and Conde Nast. Last season, they teamed for drama project based on an another article from a Conde Nast magazine, Glamour‘s Real Deal, which sold to CBS with penalty. This season, UnbeliEVAble also has sold medical drama Critical to NBC. All parties are repped by CAA.