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David O. Russell untitled drama lands series order at ABC

By Chelsea Lewis ,

David O. Russell is enjoying a packed award season with his feature film American Hustle, but now Russell will be heading to the small screen with an ABC pilot. This will be Russell's first TV series.

Deadline reported that Russell is attached to executive produce an untitled drama for ABC.

ABC has not wasted any time and has already ordered 13 episodes of the upcoming drama.

The Hollywood Reporter added that the show is being described as an upstairs/downstairs style soap centered on a private country club.

Russell will be an executive producer and co-writer of the upcoming drama, and will be working with Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant. Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman will also be executive producers.

ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee recently spoke about how Russell was the one showrunner with which he really wanted to do business.

This full season order marks the largest straight-to-series order from ABC to date.

Russell received two Oscar nominations for his work on American Hustle.

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