‘Evil Men’ Dropped by USA Network
After passing on “Stanistan” as reported on Movie News Guide, USA Network announced that it will also not be moving forward with the drama series “Evil Men.” Read on for more about this news story.
As reported by Deadline, USA Network passes on the supernatural drama “Evil Men.” The show was first revealed as in development back in November 2014 when it enlisted Dallas Roberts (“The Good Wife”), Clifton Collins Jr (“Pacific Rim”), Parminder Nagra (“Blacklist”) and Jessalyn Gilsig (“Glee”) in the cast.
Roberts was supposed to play a family man named Harry Killas, who encounters a mysterious entity that orders him to eliminate the “evil men.” Harry is left without any choice as the supernatural threatened to kill his family if he doesn’t follow the orders. But his first victim, a psychotic who was supposed to be played by Collins, becomes Harry’s teacher. The stress and strain of such a “mission” begins to put a dent in Harry’s life that his wife, Sarah, a role supposedly played by Nagra, begins to suspect he may be having an affair. Gilsig was supposed to play Adela, the district attorney, who has strong ties and loyalty to Harry.
When the cable network announced the project last November, one of its executives described “Evil Men” as a relatable story that shows how far a man would do in order to save and protect his family.
USA Network has not elaborated on the reason why the project has been passed on, but with two drama shows already out of their roster, the only remaining drama series in contention is “Queen of the South.”
USA Network still has “Mr. Robot” and “Colony” pushing ahead as expected, and these shows have already completed its cast, with production already active.
The pilot for “Evil Men” was written by Daniel Taplitz (“Breaking All the Rules”), with Gary Fleder (“Life Unexpected”), Mary Beth Basile (“October Road”), Kim and Eric Tannenbaum (“Two and A Half Men”) as executive producers.
Meanwhile, Gilsig is poised to return in the series finale of “Glee” on FOX, which will air on Friday, March 20, 2015. The actress’ other show, “Vikings,” has also just started its third season run last Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, on History.
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