Another Dutch Drama Comes to U.S. TV

It’s all starting to feel so familiar. Let’s just pretend we gave our obligatory (yet heartfelt) rant about “Why aren’t you asshats buying new material instead of going for old stuff from, well, anywhere but an excited, fervid, currently functioning human brain?” and move on:

David Zabel To Adapt Dutch Drama For ABC – by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: With Red Widowlanding on ABC’s schedule for next season, the network has put in development another drama project based on a Dutch format. Former ER showrunnerDavid Zabel is set to write and executive produce Betrayal, a serialized drama based on the 2011 Dutch series Overspel, produced by and runs on Netherlands’ public broadcaster Vara. It centers on an unhappily married woman who begins a torrid affair with the lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be the legal counsel for a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband, the affair and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved.

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