The Fox network is continuing its relationship with Lee Daniels, as they develop the drama MASON DIXON with the Empire creator and writer Julian Breece. The show comes under Daniels’ overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
The project centers on a black politician’s wife and a blunt-talking good-ole-boy who, in the wake of their spouses’ cheating scandal, form an unlikely alliance that blends their families and shakes up a community divided by race and class.
Breece and Daniels will executive produce.
Breece previously sold an untitled megachurch family drama to Fox in 2015 and created the webseries, Buppies, which sold to BET. His spec What Would Dylan Do? has a pilot order at BET with Kelly Rowland starring.
Daniels already has two series at Fox, Empire and Star.