ABC has announced a straight-to-series order for a new crime drama, Reef Break, greenlighting 13 episodes of the show.

  • Reef Break was created by Poppy Montgomery and Ken Sanzel.
  • Montgomery will star on the show while also serving as executive producer.
  • Meanwhile, Sanzel has been named showrunner and writer for the series.
  • ABC describes the show as a “sexy, action-packed” drama, with Montgomery playing Cat Chambers, a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. I
  • “Impulsive, reckless and irresistible, Cat’s less-than-perfect past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high octane adventures and island intrigue. Cat’s reappearance also makes waves for old friends, enemies and lovers, including an FBI agent ex-husband, her imprisoned crime boss and a police detective lover who is in over his head. Each episode will be a character-driven cocktail of crime, surf, sex and sunshine, and for Cat, the lines between work and play have never been blurrier.”
  • In addition to airing on ABC in the U.S., Reef Break will also air on M6 in France.

What they’re saying

  • Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment: “We’re thrilled to add this new series fronted by Poppy Montgomery to our summer 2019 slate. It’s an exhilarating and suspenseful ride set against some of the most beautiful locations.”
  • Keli Lee, managing director, International Content, Platforms and Talent, ABC Studios International: “ABC Studios International is very excited to be in business with Poppy Montgomery and Ken Sanzel, the dream team behind this fantastic new series. We anticipate a series that will engage audiences around the world and are thrilled to work with our partners, M6 and ABC Network on this truly global initiative.”