Marc Cherry developing Devious Maids for ABC

ABCDesperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is developing a new drama series, Devious Maids, for ABC.

The hour-long drama is loosely based on The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood and has received a script order from ABC. It revolves around four Latina women who are maids in Beverley Hills who end up involved in a murder mystery – Desperate Housewives season long ‘arcs’ usually involved a mystery of some sort be it a family secret or the circumstances of someone’s death.

The Hollywood Reporter states that Cherry will write Devious Maids and will also act as executive producer alongside Sabrina Wind. The project isn’t the only one on Cherry’s cards at the moment. He is also reported to be reworking Hallelujah, his musical drama pilot, after it wasn’t picked up by ABC for a series.

Desperate Housewives
is currently in its 8th and final season on ABC.