Fox Scraps “Goonies,” Orders Several More

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

The FOX network has announced some shifts of its slate for the 2021-2022 broadcast season as two pilots have both been scrapped and won’t go to series.

“Blood Relative” was to star Melissa Leo as a genealogy expert, while the other was an untitled drama dealt with a woman who finds inspiration in three students trying to do a wildly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of Richard Donner’s “The Goonies”.

The scrapping comes as FOX has ordered more series including a Dan Harmon-created animated comedy set in ancient Greece, the Lee Daniels-produced drama “Our Kind of People,” the dance drama “The Big Leap,” and the mockumentary series “This Country”.

There’s also “Monarch,” a new drama from Melissa London Hilfers which is described as a “Texas-sized, a multigenerational musical drama about America’s first family of country music.” The twelve-episode series will be showrun by Michael Rauch.

Finally, there’s “The Cleaning Lady” which has been ordered and will star Elodie Yung as Thony, a whip-smart doctor who comes to the U.S. for medical treatment to save her ailing son.

When the system fails her, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules. Adan Canto and Martha Millan co-star while Melissa Carter serves as showrunner.

Source: Variety

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