CBS has decided not to pick up to series the Sophia Bush-led spy drama Surveillance.
The conspiracy thriller hailed from Matt Reeves, David C. White, Patricia Riggen and 20th Century Fox TV, which co-produced with CBS TV Studios. Riggen directed the pilot from a script penned by White.
According to Variety, the drama pilot generated buzz and “tested through the roof” and even has significant support within the network, but CBS eventually decided that it wasn’t a good fit.
Surveillance was described as “a complex and timely spy thriller centered around the head of communications for the NSA (Bush), a charming operative who finds her loyalties torn between protecting the government’s secrets and her own.”
CBS has picked up eight pilots to series for its 2019-2020 season: Evil, All Rise, FBI: Most Wanted, Tommy, Bob Hearts Abishola, Broke, Carol’s Second Act and The Unicorn.