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ABC is getting back into the miniseries business, partnering with Salma Hayek to develop a new take on "Wicked."
Erik Jendresen ("Band of Brothers") is writing the script; aim is to turn the book that inspired the long-running Broadway tuner into an eight-hour miniseries for the Alphabet.
ABC Studios is producing, along with Ventanarosa Prods., the shingle run by Hayek and production partner Jose Tamez. Hayek, Tamez and Jendresen will exec produce.
The broadcast networks have mostly gotten out of the made-for-TV and miniseries biz, save for a few time buys and acquisitions, and have not been anxious to get back into the longform biz--ABC, for example, has …