FOX is developing an untitled Megachurch drama with writer Julian Breece and 20th Century Fox Television. The series reportedly focuses on a pastor’s family struggling to save his church empire, in the wake of his mysterious death. Continue on, for details.
[The family’s] cause is disrupted when the pastor’s illegitimate son (with a criminal past) returns to stake his claim on his father’s legacy.
Breece grew up in a large black church in Washington, D.C., with family who were religious but always accepting of him as an openly gay young man. Breece became interested in the world of celebrity preachers after visiting a popular megachurch in Southern California, feeling that the super-sized, high-tech, high-energy world would be the perfect backdrop for a dramatic series about people striving to inspire others while struggling with personal issues of loss, identity and the primordial battle of good vs. evil.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of this new show? If it makes it to air, do you plan to check it out?