Eva Longoria is set to bring some legal aid to the CW…
The 38-year-old Mexican American actress/producer and former Desperate Housewives star is teaming up with the network to create a legal drama project that will feature the CW’s signature soapy elements.
Written by Nikita co-executive producer Albert Kim, the untitled drama centers on a woman imprisoned for a double murder she didn’t commit who earns her law degree while behind bars, then wins her freedom and joins the high-powered law firm that she believes is at the center of the conspiracy that framed her.
Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment will produce the project with Warner Bros. Television.
This marks UnbeliEVAble’s third sale this season. The company also has Trust, an hourlong soap based on the popular Colombian telenovela Pura Sangre, and a comedy inspired by sex therapist Laura Berman, both at NBC.
Longoria is currently serving as an executive producer on Lifetime’s Devious Maids, which was recently renewed for a second season.