Marc Cherry Is Adapting a Telenovela About Maids

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 15: Newly-crowned Miss America Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska (5th L), appears with pageant judges (L-R) writer and producer Marc Cherry, Miss America 1990 Dr. Debbye Turner Bell, talk show host and comedian Joy Behar, dancer Tony Dovolani, actress Marilu Henner, designer Dr. Taryn Rose and recording artist Mark Wills during a news conference at the 2011 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marc Cherry;Debbye Turner Bell;Joy Behar;Tony Dovolani;Teresa Scanlan;Marilu Henner;Taryn Rose;Mark Wills Photo: Ethan Miller/2011 Getty Images

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is working on another female ensemble soap set in a cushy neighborhood that has a secret dark underbelly. Devious Maids, based on the Mexican drama Ellas son ... La Alegría del Hogar, is about a group of maids who work in a froufy complex where the residents have a huge fight about building a pool. But it's not just whining! There's also a murder, a disappearance, a suitcase of money, and in the Mexican version, a secret stash of Nazi paraphernalia. So it's right in Cherry's Desperate Housewives wheelhouse. Just watch this trailer (en español, but enough of it translates visually) and try to think of something other than Wisteria Lane:

"Things would never be the same...but no one knew exactly how much they were about to change." Ah, Devious Maids, if you're even half as good as this trailer, we're in luck. [Deadline]