The fall TV season just started this week, and ABC is already looking forward to the next season .
The Disney-backed network has sent The Martian and Daredevil alum Drew issues an official pilot order to Goddard .
This project is based on the popular French series Haut Potentiel Intellectuel (HPI) and features Goddard through his rich overall deal with Disney
. The potential series revolves around a single mother, three kids, and an extraordinary mind who helps solve an unsolvable crime as she rearranges some evidence while working as a police station cleaner. When they discover that she has a knack for getting things sorted due to her high IQ, she is appointed as a consultant, working alongside a seasoned detective, who together form an unusual and unstoppable team.
Goddard will write and execute the product alongside Sarah Esberg of Goddard Textiles, as well as Pierre Laugier, Anthony Lancret and Jean Nainchrik. The latter trio performs to produce HPI.
Goddard drama is the first order the network is part of 2023-30 pilot crops. Like other broadcast networks, ABC has shifted to a year-round growth model similar to cable and streaming. The shift, largely driven by the pandemic, has allowed broadcast networks to spend more time writing scripts, improving on casts and other factors, while outside the five-month window they had previously tried to Cast and shoot close 100 pilots in this window. As media conglomerate shifts spending to
screenwriter, producer and director Goddard’s TV credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias, Lost and good place.