Disney XD Orders Comedy Pilot “The Savages”
Disney XD has greenlighted live-action comedy pilot The Savages from Kickin’ It creator Jim O’Doherty and director Sean Lambert.
The Savages follows brothers Lazlo (Lab Rats’ Brandon Salgado) and Russell Banks (Will Babbitt), who are forced to change their suburban lifestyle and learn the ways of high-tech treasure hunting when their mother, Rita (Rachel Cannon), remarries. On top of having to adjust to a new stepfamily, they find themselves living on a five-generations-old boat with “creepy twins” that were found in the jungle and a ruthless rival treasure hunter that is never far away.
Comedian Joe Hursley plays Rita’s new husband and the Banks’ stepdad, Desmond, while martial artist Dallas Liu and Kaylee Bryant play his two children, Quinn and Akara.
O’Doherty serves as executive producer, while Lambert will direct. Jason Ward is writer and also serves as executive producer.
Production has started for the half-hour pilot.