It was announced a few months ago that the novel “666 Park Avenue” had been optioned for television and there it sat for months. Now, it has been announced that ABC will adapt Gabriella Pierce’s 2011 novel for television due to air in the 2012-2013 television season.
Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable, Rachael Taylor, Mercedes Masohn, Robert Buckley, Helena Mattsson and Erik Palladino will star/appear in the show.
The show will follow Gavin Doran, played by O’Quinn and his wife Olivia, played by Vanessa Williams who own The Drake, home to dozens of residents who are unaware of the supernatural forces at work in the building. When a young Midwestern couple – Jane Van Even and Henry Martin – is hired to manage The Drake, they begin to unravel the mystery.
David Wilcox (Fringe), Leslie Morgenstein (Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries) and Gina Girolamo (The Secret Circle, The Lying Game) will executive produce.
Here is ABC’s pitch:
If you could make one wish, what would it be? And what would you do to get it? At 666 Park Avenue, all of your dreams and burning desires can come true: wealth, sex, love, power, even revenge. But just be careful what you wish for, because the price you pay… could be your soul. Welcome to The Drake, the premiere apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.”
Read the novel’s official plot synopsis below:
What if your mother-in-law turned out to be an evil, cold-blooded witch . . . literally? Ever since fabulously wealthy Malcolm Doran walked into her life and swept her off her feet, fledgling architect Jane Boyle has been living a fairy tale. When he proposes with a stunning diamond to seal the deal, Jane can’t believe her incredible luck and decides to leave her Paris-based job to make a new start with Malcolm in New York. But when Malcolm introduces Jane to the esteemed Doran clan, one of Manhattan’s most feared and revered families, Jane’s fairy tale takes a darker turn. Soon everything she thought she knew about the world—and herself—is upended. Now Jane must struggle with newfound magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them.”