Whiskey Cavalier cancelled by ABC after one season
Despite prominent billing surrounding The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan, a special preview premiere following the Oscars and surprisingly strong reviews from critics, the espionage action comedy Whiskey Cavalier has received the axe from ABC following struggling ratings, according to TVLine.
The series followed the adventures of secret agents Will Chase, played by Scott Foley (Scandal), and Frankie Trowbridge, played by Cohan, as they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically save the world. This was the series that Cohen elected to leave her long-running role as Maggie on The Walking Dead, though it’s possible for her character to return to the AMC series eventually.
Together, Will and Frankie lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who every so often save the world – and each other – while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics. Whiskey Cavalier also stars Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty) as Susan Sampson, Tyler James Williams (Dear White People) as Edgar Standish and Vir Das (Son of Abish) as Jai Datta.
Executive producer Bill Lawrence took to Twitter on Sunday to confirm the bad news for fans of the series.
Foley also took to Instagram to discuss the news in a video alongside his wife and guest star Marika Dominczyk, who was very tearful regarding the cancellation.
The pilot script for Whiskey Cavalier was written by creator Dave Hemingson, who will also executive produce with Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold and Peter Atencio from Doozer Productions. The studio is Warner Bros. Television and Atencio directed the pilot, with Foley also producing.
Because Warner Bros. TV has a major investment in the project including its international appeal and A-list TV stars, the studio is currently shopping the series around to other networks in hopes of keeping the project going.