Desperate Housewives Creator Marc Cherry Is Developing A New Spy Drama For Fox


After ten years on cable and streaming since the end of “Desperate Housewives” in 2012, Deadline reports that Marc Cherry is making his return to broadcast television with a new series called “Jenny is a Weapon.”

It should be a thrill for fans of Cherry to hear that this new series appears to share some similarities with “Desperate Housewives.” The show reportedly follows a 40-something Maryland housewife whose idyllic marriage falls apart, but with a major difference: she suddenly develops psychic powers. As the description from the Television Critics Association event on September 7 says (via The Hollywood Reporter), she “is recruited by a secret government agency where she will have to juggle her broken family and saving the world.”

Cherry is coproducing with “Why Women Kill” writer-director Joshua Michael Stern, and sharing story credit with Travis Lively and Ryan McPartlin, the latter of whom also worked on “Devious Maids.” Fox appears likely to pick up “Jenny is a Weapon” for a full season. “We’ve been chomping to get into business with Marc for years,” Michael Thorn, president of Fox Entertainment, told THR. “I think [Jenny Is a Weapon] will be another signature female character with the kind of humor, surprise, drama, and just incredible storytelling that he’s known for.”



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