Legendary soap opera star Susan Lucci has signed on to star in the ABC pilot Devious Maids, from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.
The story centers on four maids (Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, and Judy Reyes) who all work in Beverly Hills, and aspire for something more in life. Susan Lucci will star as one maid's employer, Genevieve Delacourt, who is described as mildly insane. While she used to turn heads everywhere she went, the wealthy socialite is on the verge of suicide since she is reduced to seducing her Armenian pool boy.
Marc Cherry wrote the script and will executive produce the pilot, which is described as a primetime soap opera, although it sticks closer to the Mexican soap opera format. After spending over 40 years on the soap opera All My Children, it seems Susan Lucci is staying fairly close to her roots.
Marc Cherry's current show, Desperate Housewives, is winding down its final season on ABC.