US network NBC is developing Ties That Bind, a new drama series based upon Seven Studios’ Australian miniseries Secret Bridesmaids’ Business.
The series is being written and executive produced by Deirdre Shaw and if ordered will be produced by Keshet Studios and Universal Television, while the original show was based on Elizabeth Coleman’s stage play, inspired by her book of the same name, that premiered on Australia’s Seven Network. Both format and tape are distributed by Keshet International.
Described as “an elevated soapy thriller”, Ties That Bind tells the story of three women who make a promise to one another that leads them to keep dangerous secrets that threaten to implode their lives.
Writer Shaw served as co-executive producer on NBC/Universal TV’s Bluff City Law and also served as co-producer and later co-executive producer on The CW’s Jane The Virgin. She was most recently a consulting producer on Netflix drama Spinning Out.
She executive produces with Peter Traugott, president of Keshet Studios, Avi Nir of Keshet Media Group, Alon Shtruzman of Keshet International, alongside Seven Studios’ Julie McGauran, MaryAnne Carroll and Amanda Crittenden.
“With its well-crafted relationships and cliff-hanger plot, Seven Studios’ Secret Bridesmaids’ Business is compelling viewing. We are delighted to be developing this show for NBC alongside Universal Television,” said Traugott.