ABC Passes on Triage, National Parks and Dark Horse

ABC has passed on ordering three of its off-cycle drama pilots for the 2021-22 TV season.

Triage was the story of pioneering surgeon Finley Briar 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. Parisa Fitz-Henley, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Michael Ealy, Andrew Richardson and Jamie-Lynn Sigler were set to star in the series, which was produced by Criminal Minds' Erica Messer.

Kevin Costner-produced drama National Parks has also been rejected by ABC. The pilot centered on agents for the Investigative Services Branch, who are tasked with solving crims committed within the vast, breathtaking National Parks in the Pacific West. Billy Campbell, Angel Parker, Guillermo Diaz and Tiffany Dupont starred.

ABC also passed on political drama Dark Horse. It centers on an Indigenous woman who is thrust into the national spotlight after a horrific event, who is then handpicked by political powerbrokers to be a state senator. No cast was announced for the project, which was executive produced by actress Rachel Griffiths.

Fellow off-cycle drama pilots Epic and Promised Land remain in contention for series orders, with decisions still to come.

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