ABC has picked up the ITV British hit drama, Footballers Wives.

Chris Brancato, Bert Salke, and Marco Pennette are all partnering together to adapt the show an hourlong soap. According to Variety, this version will take place in the world of pro football rather than soccer but will otherwise retain much of the over-the-top spirit of the original.

Footballers Wives focuses on three ordinary women whose lives are transformed by the celebrity and fortune that come with marriage to soccer superstars. Look for it to air in the fall of 2007 on ABC.