ABC is developing Head Games, a neurotic thriller drama from The Art of More creator Chuck Rose, Viola Davis & Julius Tennon’ JuVee Productions and ABC Studios.  According to Deadline, this marks the first sale since JuVee in April inked an overall deal with ABC Studios and brought in Andrew Wang as Head of Television Development and Production.

The series will follow Dr. Jonah Hoffman, a Park Avenue psychiatrist, who is approached by the government to come work for them as a spy, feeding them crucial intel on one of his patients, a potential national security threat. As Jonah enters a duplicitous world filled with danger and paranoia, he begins to realize the only way to save the world is to trust himself and take action.

“We are absolutely excited to bring this refreshing new take on a neurotic thriller to ABC.  Chuck Rose has created such a unique and dynamic character-centric world we can’t wait to dive into.” – Viola Davis

“I wanted to tell a story that dealt with the fear and paranoia that we’re all dealing with right now.  But also to tell a story about family. And how the two forces affect each other. Viola and the folks at JuVee’s passion and commitment to telling character driven stories that are timely and relevant made them the perfect fit for Head Games.” – Chuck Rose

Rose will serve as executive producer alongside Davis and Tennon through JuVee Productions.

The How To Get Away With Murder actress recently signed an overall deal with ABC Studios.  Under the agreement, Davis and her partner Julius Tennon will be developing new projects for broadcast, cable, and streaming services through their production company, JuVee Productions, for ABC Studios and its cable/digital division ABC Signature.  She is also set star alongside Denzel Washington in the film adaptation of the Broadway place Fences, Steve McQueen’s upcoming thriller Windows, and was most recently seen in the fantasy/crime thriller Suicide Squad.

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