The project was a holdover from the 2020 pilot season that was delayed due to the pandemic. It hailed from the team of Shawn Vance, Daril Fannin, and Jimmy Kimmel. In the show, when a Green Beret (Vance) returns home to Texas from military service, he and his family struggle with the challenges of adopting his new brother, a 12-year-old Russian boy.
Along with Vance, the pilot starred Bruce Campbell, Wendie Malick, Maxim Swinton, Tate Moore, Sofia Pernas, and Reyn Doi. It was inspired by a true story. ABC Signature produced along with Kimmelot. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the pilot may be shopped to other outlets.
This is not the first ABC project to get passed over this pilot season. It was reported in April that a mutli-camera series