ABC Has Ordered a Pilot of Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry’s drama about Latina maids in Beverly Hills is one step closer to becoming a reality.

ABC has just ordered a pilot of the hour-long drama Devious Maids, an adaptation of Televisa’s popular telenovela Ellas son… la alegría del hogar (The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood), which centered on five housekeepers who worked in a quiet condominium where nothing much ever happens until the residents became divided over the building of a new swimming pool during a severe water shortage. One day, one of tenants mysteriously disappears, a suitcase full of money appears—along with a dead body at the bottom of the half-finished pool—and the maids find themselves smack dab in the middle of it all.

The American version, written and executive produced by Cherry, would follow four ambitious maids who work for the filthy rich and unbelievably famous in Beverly Hills while tryin to make their own dreams a reality.

Still no word on who would play the four maids, but ABC recently signed this year’s Sundance Film Festival darling Gina Rodriguez to a talent deal.

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