Josh Duhamel Develops New Drama For ABC

Josh Duhamel, Gretchen J. Berg, and Aaron Harberts are developing a new drama for the folks at ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The untitled drama will reportedly follow life behind-the-scenes of a daytime soap opera. The plot will follow the show’s efforts to stay on the air as the genre itself starts to slowly fade away. Not surprisingly, the antics of the cast and crew are a bit more entertaining than the soap opera’s storylines.

Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, and Transformers alum Josh Duhamel will develop the project for the network. Berg and Harberts, who previously worked on Pushing Daisies and Wonderwall, will handle scripting duties on the pilot.

Nicholas Pepper, The Mark Gordon Co., and actor Oliver Hudson will co-produce the project with Berg, Harberts, and Duhamel. Although Duhamel is attached to the show, chances are he won’t appear in front of the camera on a regular basis.

According to Deadline, the actor may be drawing inspiration for the untitled drama from his days working on All My Children. Duhamel was featured in 25 episodes of the long-running soap opera from 1999 until 2011.

In addition to developing TV shows for ABC, Josh Duhamel is staying busy with other high profile Hollywood projects. The actor is counted among the numerous individuals for the upcoming comedy Movie 43, a film mounted by several different directors and a ton of actors and actresses.

According to Internet Movie Database, the Las Vegas co-star will appear in directors Kevin and Michael Goetz’s Scenic Route and Lasse Hallstrom’s Safe Haven with Cobie Smulders and Julianne Hough. Both films are slated for release next year.

It’s currently unclear when the untitled drama being co-developed by Josh Duhamel for ABC will find its way onto the small screen. Are you a fan of the actor’s work? Are you looking forward to his next television project?