Public domain characters continue to be the most popular girls at the TV dance.
Deadline reports ABC will be bring Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn to the small screen in a drama from Revenge creators Temple Hill Fields.
The new series will focus Mark Twain characters, now in their 20s, “as they form an investigative firm in a bustling, steampunk New Orleans.” The series is being developed by writers and showrunners Jason Richman and David Zabel who also worked on Detroit 1-8-7 together. ABC has agreed to a script commitment to the series.
This project has nothing to do with the similarly-themed Huck film.