ABC has made its first move ahead of upfronts. It has given out a series order to what’s now known as Untitled Cobie Smulders Drama (fka Stumptown).
The series, led by Smulders, had commonly appeared in the trades as a sure bet to get a pickup at the network, along with the 50 Cent-produced legal drama, which is still awaiting word.
It’s actually an adaptation, based on the graphic novel, Stumptown. The description: A drama based on the Oni Press comic series which follows Dex Parios, a strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted Army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland, OR; with a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own.
From ABC Studios, the series will also star Michael Ealy as Detective Miles Hoffman, as well as Adrian Martinez as Tookie, Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios and Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird. The pilot is directed by James Griffiths.
The series will mark Ealy’s return to a broadcast network television show. From 2013-2016 he had a string of roles, including the short-lived Almost Human, the third season of The Following and the second season of Secrets and Lies.
Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images, Oni Press