ABC has bought for development The Women, a thriller drama from writers Jennifer Johnson and Glenn Porter, producer Mark Pellington and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.

The project, which had been written on spec by Johnson and Porter, has received a script commitment plus penalty from the network, which also has ordered a backup script.

The Women is described as a propulsive thriller about a conspiracy of powerful and dangerous women who attempt to take over the global power structure before male dominance leads us to ruin, using violence to end violence, corruption to end corruption, and destruction to end destruction.