ABC has landed Get Christie Love, an hourlong drama from Power creator/showrunner Courtney Kemp and producers Vin Diesel, Debra Martin Chase and Shana C. Waterman, with a pilot production commitment.  According to sources, ABC landed the series in a very competitive situation, with multiple networks pursuing.

Get Christie Love is inspired by the cult 1974 blaxploitation-themed TV movie Get Christie Love! and the short-lived series, which also aired on ABC.  Check out the trailer below.

The revamped Get Christie Love written by Kemp, is an action-packed, music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love, an African American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death. The high-adrenaline missions of the series are anchored by an emotional mystery about Christie’s first love — unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life.

The 1974 Get Christie Love! ABC series was the first hourlong drama with an African American actress as the lead. Now the reboot was bought by ABC, which is run by the first black woman to serve as broadcast network president, Channing Dungey, from Uni TV, the first major U.S. TV studio headed by a black woman president, Pearlena Igbokwe.

Kemp started working on a remake before she got Power on Starz , and is set to executive produce via her production company End of Episode, along with Diesel and Waterman through One Race Television and Martin Chase through Martin Chase Productions.

Get Christie Love is the first sale for Kemp and her production company End of Episode under a multi-year overall deal with Starz and sibling Lionsgate Television she signed in May.

Congrats to everyone involved and we can’t wait to see the new version of this series!

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