ABC has greenlit a new drama series, “High Potential,” starring Kaitlin Olson. The series order was announced ahead of the Disney upfront presentation in New York, marking the first such order from ABC’s pilot crop this season. The other five pilots remain under consideration.
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“High Potential” was initially ordered as a pilot in September 2022, with Olson joining the show in February. The show is an adaptation of the French series “Haut Potentiel Intellectuel (HPI).” The plot centers around a single mom (played by Olson) with a brilliant mind, who pairs her unconventional crime-solving skills with a by-the-book seasoned detective (Daniel Sunjata) to form an unexpected yet unstoppable duo. The cast also includes Javicia Leslie as Daphne, Deniz Akdeniz as Lev “Oz” Osman, Amirah J as Ava, Matthew Lamb as Elliot, and Judy Reyes as Selena.
Drew Goddard, known for his work in film and television, wrote the pilot and serves as executive producer through Goddard Textiles. The series is produced by ABC Signature, where Goddard is currently under an overall deal. Other members of the production team include Rob Thomas as showrunner, executive producers Sarah Esberg, Dan Etheridge, Pierre Laugier, Anthony Lancret, Jean Nainchrik, and director Alethea Jones. Olson also serves as a producer on the series.
“High Potential” is now the second drama series to join ABC’s lineup for the 2023-2024 season, alongside “9-1-1,” which will air its seventh season on ABC after being canceled at Fox.