Projects from Robert Redford, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Ira Glass highlight Sundance Channel's 2013-14 scripted development slate.
The AMC Networks-owned channel has five dramas in development: Valentines, from Redford's Sundance Productions and based on the novel by Olaf Olafsson, follows the relationships of a high-powered New York attorney and his three daughters. Behind the Sun, produced by Tucci, Buscemi and Wren Arthur, is a coming-of-age tale set in Malibu, Calif., during the mid-1980s about a family with a son who is allergic to the sun.
The Descendants revolves around a sheriff struggling to keep his family together while policing two clashing communities. T, from This American Life's Glass and Alissa Shipp and In Treatment's Anya Epstein and Dan Futterman, is about the emotional struggles of a transgender male who has recently undergone gender reassignment surgery. And Death in the Modern Age, follows a down-on-his-luck surburbanite who plots to fake his own death to start a new life.
Sundance's slate builds on upcoming scripted miniseries Restless, which premieres Dec. 7, and drama Rectify and miniseries Top of the Lake set for 2013.