Move over, Dora! A new crop of Latina housekeepers could be taking over our televisions in the near future…
“Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry is currently developing an hour-long drama for ABC that would center around four Latina maids working in Beverly Hills.
Entitled “Devious Maids,” the series is an adaptation of Televisa’s popular telenovela “Ellas son… la alegría del hogar” (“The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood”), which centers around five housekeepers who work 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 of tenants then mysteriously disappears, a suitcase full of money appears—along with a dead body at the bottom of the half-finished pool—and the find themselves smack dab in the middle of it all.
ABC has given a script order for the project, which Cherry will write and executive produce.