ABC Adds Lottery Drama Pilot From 'Detroit 187' Duo

Lacey Rose
The Hollywood Reporter
ABC Adds Lottery Drama Pilot From 'Detroit 187' Duo

ABC is adding yet another pilot to its portfolio.

The network has ordered Lucky 7, which centers on seven employees of a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in many unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot. The drama is an adaptation of British entry The Syndicate, which is now in its second season on BBC One.

Detroit 187's David Zabel and Jason Richman are attached to write the hourlong effort, which is set up at ABC Studios and Amblin TV. Zabel and Richman will exec produce alongside Amblin's Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Steven Spielberg

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This marks Zabel’s second effort at ABC. He is also penning the net’s Betrayal, a pilot about a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family.

The news comes on the heels of another Amblin project. The half-hour project, Middle Age Rage, which revolves around a middle-aged mother who is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned.

Zabel and Richman are repped by WME.

The pickup marks the 12th drama ordered so far this pilot season at the network, joining Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D., Disney ride adaptation Big Thunder and David Shore's Doubt, among others.