Wednesday, May 06, 2020

TV Can Be So Fickle at Times

Two items worth repeating, both from In Reference to Murder. First, news about a TV project that seemed like a done deal:
In a big shocker, The Lincoln Lawyer is not moving ahead at CBS. The high-profile legal drama from The Practice creator David E. Kelley, based on Michael Connelly’s series of bestselling novels, had sold to the network a year ago and was in final stages of pre-production with the cast assembled and two scripts written. Once CBS settles the penalty for cancellation, the producers will likely shop the series elsewhere. The Lincoln Lawyer centers on Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, who runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles.
Second, an unfortunate turn for our friend Megan Abbott:
There will not be a second season of the USA drama series Dare Me after the network opted to cancel the series. Producer UCP is said to be shopping the series to other outlets. Based on the novel by Megan Abbott, who serves as writer and executive producer along with Gina Fattore, Dare Me is described as an unflinching exploration of teen angst, jealousy, loyalty, and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town.

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