Poppy Montgomery’s Reef Break gets straight-to-series-order at ABC
ABC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to new crime drama Reef Break, starring Poppy Montgomery (Without A Trace, Unforgettable) who will also executive produce the series, which is based on her idea, along with Ken Sanzel (Numb3rs, Ironside), who will write the series as well as serve as showrunner.
Reef Break is a sexy, action-packed, one-hour drama starring Poppy Montgomery as Cat Chambers, a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. Impulsive, reckless and irresistible, Cat’s less-than-perfect past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high octane adventures and island intrigue.
Cat’s reappearance also makes waves for old friends, enemies, and lovers, including an FBI agent ex-husband, her imprisoned crime boss and a police detective lover who is in over his head. Each episode will be a character-driven cocktail of crime, surf, sex, and sunshine, and for Cat, the lines between work and play have never been blurrier.
“We’re thrilled to add this new series fronted by Poppy Montgomery to our summer 2019 slate. It’s an exhilarating and suspenseful ride set against some of the most beautiful locations,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment.
“ABC Studios International is very excited to be in business with Poppy Montgomery and Ken Sanzel, the dream team behind this fantastic new series. We anticipate a series that will engage audiences around the world and are thrilled to work with our partners, M6 and ABC Network on this truly global initiative,” added Keli Lee, managing director of International Content, Platforms and Talent at ABC Studios International.
Reef Break will be produced by ABC Studios and ABC Studios International in partnership with M6 and will air on ABC in the U.S. and M6 in France. Disney Media Distribution holds international rights to the series.