According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will be called Finn & Sawyer, and will focus on the literary characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn teaming up in their 20s to form an investigative firm in New Orleans.
Executive producers Jason Richman and David Zabel will write the series for ABC Studios.
There is no word yet on who will star on the upcoming crime drama.
The ABC network has also commissioned a family drama called The Outsiders about a woman who moves her family from New York to Atlanta.
A new supernatural mystery drama called Gothica has also been acquired by the network.