'Grey's Anatomy' Star Ellen Pompeo Developing Legal Drama for ABC

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David Marshall Grant (‘Looking’) will pen the script for ‘Big Law.’

Ellen Pompeo is looking to bring the flavor of Grey’s Anatomy to the courtroom.

The actress-producer is teaming with ABC to adapt Colombian format La Ley Del Corazon as an ABC drama called Big Law.

Big Law, which is in development at the network, is described as a modern look at a large LA law firm and what it takes to survive and thrive in our work obsessed society. The line between our lawyers professional and personal lives are increasingly blurred and moral ambiguity is a job requirement. 

David Marshall Grant (Looking, Code Black, Brothers & Sisters) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Pompeo. The drama hails from Pompeo’s ABC Studios-based Calamity Jane banner, with the company’s Laura Holstein on also attached as an EP. It’s based on the format from RCN.

Pompeo has had a long relationship with Grey’s producers ABC Studios and maintains an active role as a producer via her overall deal with the Disney-owned company. She has sold multiple scripts to broadcast (and some to cable) on top of starring on the Shondaland-produced medical drama, which is now in its 14th season on ABC.

Marshall Grant is repped by CAA and attorney Jamie Mandelbaum. Calamity Jane is with CAA, John Carrabino Management and Hansen Jacobson.



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