NBC to wind down production on Prime Suspect
It's not an optimistic outlook for the US adaptation of Prime Suspect with NBC set to wrap production at the end of the month.
It’s not an optimistic outlook for the US adaptation of Prime Suspect with NBC set to wrap production at the end of the month.
This week the remake was left off NBC’s midseason schedule, to be replaced by The Firm. In its Thursday night slot in the US it has been consistently in last-place against The Mentalist and Private Practice.
The drama, which stars Maria Bello, isn’t officially cancelled with a network spokesperson conceding NBC is still “considering their options” but the likelihood of resuming after its 13-episode order now seems like a long shot.
Nine has been fast-tracking the series in Australia which, like Charlie’s Angels, may ultimately prove to have been a smart decision. Trying to launch these shows in February when they have already struggled in the US is risky business.
Meanwhile Community was also missing from NBC’s mid-season line-up, but will return at a date that has yet to be determined.
Source: LA Times