ABC Gives Pickup Order to Resurrection (Formerly The Returned) and Releases Cast Photo; Passes on Gothica
In advance of next week's Upfront presentations by the major networks, we close out this week with word on which of ABC's two genre pilots got a new name and pickup order and which got the dreaded call saying it was a pass this time. Read on for the details.
At the end of January ABC greenlit a pilot for "The Returned," and it now has a director and a new location. In addition, CBS has ordered "Anatomy of Violence," a pilot from the team behind "Homeland."
It's pilot season for television networks, and while the horror offerings thus far have been on the light side, in addition to the previously mentioned "The Sixth Gun" at NBC and "The Originals" at The CW, we have news on three more pilots we'll be keeping our eyes on.
ABC is hoping that maybe the living dead of "The Returned" can give them that spark of life in the ratings they seek. I mean, if you can't count on a zombie show to get eyes on your network, then what can you do?