Fox Pilot ‘Wild Blue’ Not Going Forward

By | Tuesday December 24, 2013 @ 9:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

AircraftCarrierFox has opted not to make drama pilot Wild Blue, which was ordered and partially cast last season before being pushed off-cycle. The project, an upstairs/downstairs look at the working men and women aboard an aircraft carrier, had a long development history. Originally titled The Bridge, the drama from writer Taylor Elmore (Justified), producer Mark Johnson and Sony Pictures TV was bought by Fox during the 2011-12 season. It didn’t go to pilot, but the network kept it in contention, rolling in to the following cycle. Justified executive producers Graham Yost and Michael Dinner were brought onboard in fall 2012 to help with a rewrite and Dinner to direct, giving the project additional clout.

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Fox had been very interested in getting a naval drama on the air — last season it bought a second script with a similar setting, from House executive producers Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner and 20th Century Fox TV, which also took place on a naval aircraft carrier and had an upstairs/downstairs dynamic. In the end, one of the two, The Bridge, renamed Wild Blue, was picked up to pilot in January. The pilot cast most of its roles, bringing in Mykelti Williamson, Josh Salatin, Will Rothhaar, Alano Miller and Gina Rodriguez. But the older lead remained uncast, with Tim McGraw, who was the top choice, engaging in conversations but ultimately walking away.

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Fox Aircraft Carrier Pilot ‘Wild Blue’ Pushed

By | Thursday March 21, 2013 @ 8:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox is postponing production on drama pilot Wild Blue, which has been moved off-cycle. Written by Taylor Elmore and to be directed by Michael Dinner, the Sony Pictures TV-produced project is an upstairs/downstairs look at the working … Read More »

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Susan Misner Up To Regular On ‘Americans,’ Mykelti Williamson Joins Fox’s ‘Wild Blue’

By | Friday March 8, 2013 @ 1:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Susan Misner will be upped to a series regular in Season 2 of FX’s The Americans. The Cold War drama, now in its freshman season, was recently renewed. Misner plays Noah Emmerich’s wife. Additionally, she’s recurring on Person Read More »

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Trio Cast In Fox Pilot ‘Wild Blue’

By | Friday March 1, 2013 @ 6:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Josh Salatin, Will Rothhaar and Alano Miller have been cast in Fox’s drama pilot Wild Blue, written by Taylor Elmore and directed by Michael Dinner. The … Read More »

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Fox Greenlights Navy & Police Drama Pilots

By | Wednesday January 30, 2013 @ 8:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Fox is a step closer to getting an aircraft drama series on the air with a pilot order to Wild Blue, from writer Taylor Elmore, producers Graham Yost and Mark Johnson and director Michael Dinner. Fox … Read More »

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