ABC has given CIA drama Get Christie Love a pilot production commitment.
Based on the 70’s crime drama of the same name that starred Teresa Graves, executive produced by Vin Diesel, and set to be showran by Power‘s Courtney Kemp, Get Christie Love follows Christie Love, an African-American CIA agent willing to be whomever she needs to get the job done with the elite ops unit that she leads. The series would also feature a serialized storyline where Christie unearths the truth about her first love and deals with the ramifications of a mystery decades in the making.
A co-production between Lionsgate and NBC Universal, Get Christie Love arrives at a time when ABC is looking for more procedurals in its bid to produce content that repeats better, sells better internationally, and appeals more to Middle America. However, it’s not letting go of ABC’s full identity quite yet given the African-American lead and the history that the original Get Christie Love! made in being the first hour-long drama with an African-American female lead. ABC helped kick off the most recent push for more inclusive casting by putting on Scandal in 2012.
Among ABC’s current dramas in development are Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice based on Curtis Sittenfeld’s book; Safe Harbor, about the cops of LAPD’s Harbor Division, who bristle at the idea of another armchair outsider taking their fired Captain’s place; and Romeos & Juliets, centering on a badass, tough-as-nails female CIA operative who is forced to partner with a handsome, self-absorbed agent from the CIA’s elite “Romeo and Juliet” division.
You can check out a look at the original Get Christie Love! below.