ABC has put into development PATROL with actor Kerry Washington. It is the first project for Washington under her production company Simpson Street’s overall deal with ABC after landing the deal in April.
The series is a workplace drama following four female LAPD officers who attended the police academy together five years prior and are forced to reconnect after a high-stakes, traumatic secret returns to haunt them.
Washington is executive producing the project along with Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams, and Simpson Street’s Sharla Sumpter Bridgett. The pilot is written by Secrets and Lies writer-producer Chitra Elizabeth Sampath. Sampath has also worked on NBC’s Southland and the upcoming Good Behavior on TNT.
Washington is best known for playing Olivia Pope in ABC’s popular drama Scandal which is due to return midseason. She more recently was seen in HBO’s Confirmation, where she played Anita Hill. Confirmation was Simpson Street’s first venture.