Deadline Hollywood: Freeform has put in development Hunted, a drama series project from Mila Kunis and her Orchard Farm Productions. Separately, Orchard Farm has extended its first-look deal with ABC Studios for another year.
Hunted, created and written by Hugh Sterbakov (Hell and Back), follows a young mother on the run following the murder of her husband. Drama veteran Ed Bernero (Criminal Minds) is attached to direct and showrun the potential pilot. Sterbakov and Bernero executive produce along with Kunis and her Orchard Farm Productions partners Cami Curtis, Susan Curtis, and Lisa Sterbakov who is married to Hugh.
This is Sterbakov’s second sale of the year. He also has drama Transylvania at the CW, from Midnight Radio and CBS TV Studios.
Hunted marks Orchard Farm Prods. sixth TV sale since launching last year. At Freeform, the company also has fashion-themed half-hour comedy Made In LA, a collaboration with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire. Other projects include comedy Champion: The Jeff Beekman Story, which landed a put pilot commitment at Fox; comedy The Russians Are Coming at NBC; and horror comedy Trapped at Starz with Rob Zombie.