Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) and Nikki Reed (Sleepy Hollow) have sold a TV project to the CW.
Written by Jesse Lasky (Revenge), Prohibited is described as an upstairs/downstairs Southern soap where high-spirited former thief Amelia Jones attempts a fresh start in male-dominated Bourbon Country. Her new life, however, is upended when her two sisters show up demanding Amelia’s help in orchestrating the most dangerous heist of their lives: robbing the Money Room of the Kentucky Derby. Amelia now finds herself torn between the thrill of her dangerous past and her newfound ambition of becoming a Bourbon Queen.
Somerhalder and Reed are set to produce after the CW greenlit their show which they initially developed via their company Rare Bird Productions.