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ABC orders drama pilots from Martin Campbell, Maria Maggenti

Date January 30, 2013

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Casino Royale" director Martin Campbell is taking on another intrigue-filled project, this time with ABC.

The network has ordered a pilot for the drama "Reckless," which Campbell, left, will executive produce.

The pilot involves David, a resourceful problem-solver whose wife is unjustly imprisoned during a political uprising overseas. Desperately to rescue her, he tries every legal option, but after being stymied by the U.S. government in the name of diplomacy, David moves outside of the law -- and enters "a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances and high emotional stakes."

Chris Black ("Star Trek: Enterprise") is writing the ABC Studios project.

ABC has also ordered a pilot for the dramedy "Murder in Manhattan." Written by Maria Maggenti ("Monte Carlo"), the hour-long project follows a mother and daughter who team up as amateur sleuths in New York City.

ABC Studios and DarkFire TV are producing.

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