Samantha Futerman’s unusual adoption story has taken a new twist: Deadline Hollywood is reporting that ABC is developing comedy based on Futerman’s documentary Twinsters.
As MyVeronaNJ.com first reported in March 2013, Futerman, who was born in South Korea and adopted by a Verona family, was contacted by a Korean adoptee in Paris who had seen her in a movie and thought that they might be twins separated at birth. Twinsters, which Futerman co-directed and co-produced with a fellow actor, chronicles how Futerman and Anais Bordier investigated their past and reconnected their lives. Twinsters had its world premiere at SXSW 2015 and has since been screened at many film festivals and movie theaters, as well as on Netflix.
The TV show is being developed by Juliet Seniff of Funny or Die and Upright Citizens Brigade and David Caspe, creator of Marry Me and Happy Endings. According to Deadline Hollywood, the show will be “a completely fresh twist on an odd couple show that explores and celebrates the complex meaning of family and forming your own identity.” Reached by email, Futerman declined to comment on who would be cast in the show.
If you haven’t yet seen Twinsters, here’s its trailer: