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ABC to Develop Limited Series ‘Winter in Paradise’

Project Based on the FIrst Book in Elin Hildebrand's "Paradise" Trilogy

ABC has put into development “Winter in Paradise”, a limited series based on the first book in Elin Hildebrand’s “Paradise” trilogy from  André and Maria Jacquemetton (“Mad Men”), Ellen Pompeo and her Calamity Jane production company, Andrew Stearn Productions and ABC Signature. Written by the Jacquemettons, based on Elin Hilderbrand’s book, the series tells the story of a husband’s secret life and a wife’s new beginning. The logline: Irene Steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to an extreme. But when her husband dies in a perplexing manner, Irene soon learns that her husband has been living a secret life with an entirely separate family on the distant Caribbean island of St. John. As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family and their future.

André and Maria Jacquemetton will executive produce with Pompeo and Laura Holstein for Calamity Jane, Andrew Stearn for Andrew Stearn Productions and Hilderbrand.