Disney’s ABC is looking to remake the Australian series “Dark Horse” and has ordered a pilot to be created. The show follows Alex Irving, a passionate Indigenous woman, on her unconventional journey into politics. As Alex reckons with her own troubled past, she juggles obligations to her family, to her culture, and to a political system that’s never seen anybody quite like her.
The show was originally created by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and was co-created by Rachel Griffiths, who starred in HBO’s Six Feet Under and ABC’s Brothers & Sisters.
“Dark Horse” has been written by Stumptown story editor William Jehu Garroutte with The Path creator Jessica Goldberg set as showrunner.
“Dark Horse” hails from Universal Television and ABC Signature in association with Tel Aviv-based media company Keshet Studios. So there may be issues with international distribution on Disney+ as a “Star Original”, if the pilot leads to the show getting the go-ahead.
Source – Deadline