Stacey Abrams is developing a series with CBS

Stacey Abrams
Stacey AbramsRon Harris/Associated Press

Some of you know that Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House minority leader and 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has a second career as a writer. She publishes romance novels with titles such as “Hidden Sins,” “Secrets and Lies,” and “Reckless,” under the name Selena Montgomery.

Abrams is getting into business with CBS, which has just booked a series based on her 2004 novel “Never Tell” into development. The series will be about a linguistics professor who teams up with an investigative journalist on a missing-persons case. Their partnership works out, and they begin to help the New Orleans Police Department solve cases. It sounds very CBS-procedural, doesn’t it?


The drama will be written by Talicia Raggs of “NCIS: New Orleans” and “The Originals,” and Abrams will be one of the executive producers. Earlier this year, Abrams was chosen to respond to President Trump’s State of the Union address.

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