A&E narrowing scripted series contenders
Net passes on 'The Quickening,' still considering 'Sugarloaf'A&E has narrowed down the field of scripted series contenders.
The cable network has passed on drama pilot "The Quickening," which starred Radha Mitchell as a bipolar homicide detective.
That leaves drama "Sugarloaf" as the only pilot in consideration for a series pickup. The project stars Matt Passmore as Jim, a Chicago cop with a sly sense of humor who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongfully accused by his ex-captain of having an affair with his wife. After receiving a payout, Jim moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police.
A&E brass are said to be high on "Sugarloaf," but a final decision is expected to be made toward the end of the month.
"Sugarloaf" was written by Clifton Campbell, who is executive producing the pilot with Gary Randall.