ABC to Run Drama Demonizing Militias
August 1, 2012
In keeping with the federal government’s ongoing effort to cast state militias in a sinister light, ABC has given the go-ahead to Hollywood darlings Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott to produce a “drama” demonizing a fictional Texas militia.
“The network has bought drama pitch Founding Fathers, from Di Bonaventura Pictures TV and ABC Studios. Written by feature scribe Rich D’Ovidio, Founding Fathers is described as ‘Donnie Brasco set in the world of Texas militias,’” Nellie Andreeva writes for Deadline Hollywood. “It centers on Nick Keating who, after serving a third tour in Afghanistan, returns home to find his small Texas town under the control of a militia group led by his older foster brother. After being seduced by the militia’s surprisingly community-based motives, he accepts a rare invitation to join the group. But unbeknownst to his new ‘family,’ Nick has a secret agenda that will put his life in jeopardy and lead him to question his allegiances.”