ABC won’t move forward with a drama pilot Criminal characterby Rashad Raisani, 20th Television and A+E Studios.
Criminal character was one of two remaining “second cycle” ABC pilots who had not heard of their fate, along with other dramas The company you keep, starring and executive produced by It’s us former Milo Ventimiglia. I hear the latter continues to look promising for a stock pickup. As a drama pilot Will Trent, which was picked up to series this month. The company you keep had also opened a writers room in anticipation of a series order. In another encouraging sign, The company you keep also tapped veteran writer-producer Phil Klemmer as co-showrunner, I hear.
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Starring Michaela McManus, Parker Young and Ian Duff and written by Raisani, Criminal character (fka Untitled National Parks Project) was a soapy procedural game set in the breathtaking world of America’s great outdoors. The story revolved around the tangled and messy lives of agents who work for the BSI – an elite law enforcement unit tasked with solving all serious crimes that occur within the 81,000 square miles of land. protected by our country.
Raisani executive produced with A+E Studios’ Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson. 20th Television produced in association with A+E Studios.
It was an all-new take on the premise originally explored in another ABC pilot last year, directed by Kevin Costner, which also didn’t go to series.