Disney’s ABC Signature has signed a new multi-year overall deal with Matt Lopez, who is the creator and executive producer on the upcoming ABC series “Promised Land”.
In a statement to Deadline, Matt Lopez said:
“‘La familia’ is how the cast and crew of Promised Land refer to each other, and it’s how I think of Jonnie Davis, Tracy Underwood, and their amazing team — as my creative family. The courage and integrity they have shown in supporting this show make it clear that ABC Signature is committed to telling compelling stories in fresh and exciting ways, and it’s where I want to continue to work and create for years to come.”
Jonnie Davis, President of ABC Signature also said in a statement:
“Matt Lopez is homegrown Disney talent, who has worked on the feature side for years. His upcoming Promised Land is a love letter to his family, especially his Cuban grandfather. When he shared this personal story with us and our friends at ABC, we all knew this had to be a television series, and we believe it will be the first of many from this unique and talented writer.”
Matt Lopez is currently working on a new family comedy for Disney+ called “Alexander”. He is also currently working on a modern take on “Father Of The Bride” for Netflix. Matt has also previously worked with Disney on a number of films as a writer including “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, “Race to Witch Mountain”, and “Bedtime Stories”.
“Promised Land” is premiering on ABC on January 24th 2022, with episodes being available the following day on Hulu. We should also expect this series to be released internationally on Disney+ as a Star Original.