Disney’s ABC has given an update on 5 potential new shows that are currently in development, with Deadline revealing that ABC has passed on three drama pilots, “Triage”, “National Parks Investigation”, and “Dark Horse”.
“Triage” is a medical drama that follows pioneering surgeon Finley Briar (Fitz-Henley) over three distinct decades at the same hospital. With the evolution of medicine as the backdrop, the show explores the interconnected careers, friendships and romances of Finley and her colleagues, and their tenuous relationship with time. The pilot was filmed last year and starred Kathleen Robertson, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Michael Ealy. This series is being developed by 20th Television and may be sold to another network or streaming service.
Kevin Costner’s “National Parks Investigation” follows a small group of elite national parks service agents as they solve crimes while protecting the parks — which, while being known for their sweeping, beautiful landscapes, also attract a vast array of criminal activity. ABC has also passed this series, though Universal Television and A+E Studios are creating this show, so it will also be shopped around for another home.
“Dark Horse” is based on an Australian format and follows Alex Irving, a passionate Indigenous woman, on her unconventional journey into politics. This series is also being created by Universal Television and may be sold to another network or streaming service.
Two other projects, “Epic” and “Promised Land”, are still being considered and may still be picked up for the 2021 mid-season.
With ABC passing on these series, these shows will no longer be heading to Hulu or Star On Disney+.