The TNT network had plans to roll out a new TV series called “Civil” which would depict modern day America plunged into a new civil war, following a contested presidential election.
Since the left is currently advocating secession in some states and calling for a reversal of a democratic election, TNT has decided to shelve the project for now.
TNT Cancels Modern-Day Civil War Series For Hitting ‘Too Close to Home’ Following Election
TNT has cancelled its planned Civil series, reportedly because a show about a modern-day American Civil War felt a little too similar to real-life political discontent following the presidential election.
Deadline reports that the series would have starred TV drama veterans like Bradley Whitford and Courtney B. Vance in a story set “in the wake of a hotly contested Presidential election, as America finds itself plunging uncontrollably into a modern day Civil War.” TNT executives were initially excited about how the project sounded “ominously close to real-life current events,” filming the pilot over the summer with plans to air the series in January.
Here’s more from Deadline:
Modern-Day Civil War Drama Pilot ‘Civil’ Not Going Forward At TNT
TNT brass were high on the project for a series order, and backup scripts were ordered while the pilot was being filmed over the summer, just as the Presidential election campaign was growing more contentions by the day. There was an idea to preview the pilot in the fall, around the November vote, and then launch the series in January. Those potential plans were put on hold when the pilot was delivered in August. A decision was made not to rush the project to series. The network eventually passed on it. Some observers say it may have felt too close to home.
TNT is probably wise to sit on this project until things calm down in America. We don’t want to give the left any ideas.
One thing is for sure. If the left manages to somehow overturn the election results, we probably will be plunged into a new civil war.