For The People cancelled already? Production has shut down on the ABC TV show, Deadline reports:
Filming has been paused on ABC’s midseason legal drama series For the People for some additional script work.
I hear the stoppage stems from the recent recasting of the series’ leads, with Britt Robertson and Jasmin Savoy Brown tapped for the roles. After reshooting the pilot and filming the series’ second episode and seeing Robertson and Brown in the roles, I hear a decision was made to stop and rework the upcoming scripts, which had already been completed, to better fit the new dynamic on the show.
I hear the series will stay dark for about one cycle, or 2.5 weeks, before resuming production. For the People has no premiere date and is slated for a midseason launch, so the delay is not going to impact delivery.
While the show’s midseason launch allows for a longer production window, such delays are rarely a good sign and places an early cloud over the future of the series. Will For The People be cancelled or renewed for Season 2? Stay tuned…