Updated 04:25 AM EDT, Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Eva Longoria Co-Producing Paranormal Drama 'Zone of Silence' for NBC

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Eva Longoria is executive producing a paranormal drama for NBC alongside Jason Blum and Eric Winter.

"Zone of Silence" is based on "a phenomenon/urban myth in the Mapimí desert area of Mexico where radio signals supposedly don't travel, making for a total communications blackout," Deadline wrote.

The project, which is penned by "Allegiance" producer Rashad Raisani, centers on "the area acting like a domestic Bermuda Triangle, an invisible interference which appears in the southwest and not only wreaks havoc on communications but is central to key myths, folklore and legends. When a group of ICE agents go missing under odd circumstances within the 'zone', a task force is formed to find them. Science clashes with the unexplained on a weekly basis while the larger search to explain the disappearance continues," the news outlet further wrote.

"Zone of Silence" is from Universal TV, where Longoria and Ben Spector's UnbeliEVAble Entertainment is under an overall deal, while Blum's Blumhouse also has a deal with the company in agreement with NBCUniversal, Deadline noted. The project is a part of Raisani's overall deal with Universal TV that originated from his work on "Allegiance."

"The Mentalist" actor Winter, who has been interested in the "zone of silence" phenomenon for a long time now, will not have an acting role on "Zone of Silence," Deadline added. Blumhouse's Jessica Rhoades serve as an executive producer as well. The production company previously won awards for its work on HBO shows "The Jinx" and "The Normal Heart."

Longoria, 40, is also producing a comedy about an interracial family for ABC along with Bobby Bowman. This project is under the actress' UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and will also involve Spector as an executive producer.

The Mexican-American star headlines NBC's "Hot and Bothered" as Ana Sofia, the lead star of a Spanish soap opera who doesn't know how to speak Spanish, Daily Mail noted. The series is expected to premiere later this year.

In September, it was reported that she is teaming up with Will Packer to produce a new Latino-driven comedy for NBC titled "Bonita & Mechelle," a multi-camera comedy that centers on two women (one Hispanic and one African-American), according to a separate report from Deadline.

Longoria produces a comedy set against the world of Texas Rangers as well. The project will follow the story of ranger Cathy Cruz, "who after inadvertently catching a serial killer, is recruited by the rough-and-tumble Texas Rangers," the news outlet wrote.

Aside from these shows, UnbeliEVAble is developing projects for HBO Films and NBC International, Deadline further wrote. Longoria also produces ABC Studios' "Devious Maids."

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