It’s official… Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids pilot, starring Roselyn Sanchez, will be heading to series at Lifetime.
The cable network has delivered a 13-episode order for the ABC Studios-produced project, which was originally developed for ABC but didn’t get picked to go to series.
“This show and Marc Cherry’s unique story telling voice perfectly articulate Lifetime’s strategy of attracting top-tier creatives with their most original and exciting projects,” said Lifetime’s president Nancy Dubuc and EVP Rob Sharenow in a joint statement.
Based on the hit Mexican telenovela Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar, Devious Maids follows the lives of a group of ambitious maids who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills while attempting to make their own dreams reality.
The pilot will reportedly undergo some tweaking and reshoots for its move to Lifetime, according to Deadline.com, including the possible elimination of the role played by Angelique Cabral.
Devious Maids will be executive produced by Cherry, who wrote the adaptation, as well as his producing partner Sabrina Wind and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria.
Production on Devious Maids will be based in Atlanta, with the series slated to launch on Lifetime in 2013.