Ellen Pompeo Developing TV Drama Debt on ABC Family

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Ellen Pompeo Developing TV Drama Debt on ABC Family
Actress Ellen Pompeo at the premiere of “27 Dresses.” Wikimedia Commons/Lukeford.Net

The star of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Ellen Pompeo, is taking on a new role behind the scenes. The actress, who has been in TV shows since 1996, will, for the first time, be working behind the camera as she takes a more active part in the development of “Debt,” a drama series that is geared for airing on ABC Family. Read further to learn more about this news story.

“Debt” is about a writer named Lilian Fitzgerald who is struggling with paying off her college fees for the graduate degree she took in creative writing. In order to settle this, Lilian becomes a tutor at a company that helps SAT takers. The company is actually owned by a man who also owns many other banks. One of these banks is where she drew her students’ loans from. Lilian discovers that the person who owns all these companies has many dangerous secrets. Knowing what she knows now, Lilian’s life is threatened. Will she be able to survive long enough to write the story?

The story of “Debt” is based on a book written by Rachel Carey, which was released in 2013. Its focus is on the financial meltdown that happened in New York in 2008.

According to The Wrap, which first reported the story, Pompeo will serve as the executive producer to the series along with ABC Signature, which is a division of ABC that handles projects for cable. If the project pushes forward, “Debt” will be airing on ABC Family.

The team developing “Debt” are still on the lookout for a writer.

This isn’t the first time Pompeo got involved in a development deal. When she launched her own production company in 2011, the actress worked on selling a script to ABC, but the project didn’t push forward.

On Sept. 25, 2014, Pompeo will return to the small screen for the eleventh season of “Grey’s Anatomy.” She has been part of the show since it premiered in 2005, and her contract with the series remains in effect until the 12th season.

And that’s the news on “Debt,” a drama series that’s under development with “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo. It will be airing on ABC Family when the project pushes through. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for updates about this series.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Lukeford.Net

About the author

Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P