While he still maintains a healthy and lengthy relationship with HBO, David Milch’s pilot ‘The Money’ will not be getting the go-ahead.
The creator of ‘Deadwood,’ ‘John From Cincinnati,’ and ‘Luck’ earned his fifth pilot order with the network, but the drama starring Brendan Gleeson will not move forward, as first reported by Deadline.
Directed by Justin Chadwick, who most recently helmed the feature film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,,’ the show focused on wealthy and powerful American mogul James Castman (Gleeson) as he looked to expand his media empire. Set among the super elite, where corruption abounds, ‘The Money’ also starred Nathan Lane, Patrick Kennedy, Dominique McElligott, Laila Robins, and Billy Magnussnen. Ray Liotta and John Carrol Lynch were among those playing recurring characters.
This was Milch’s fifth pilot order on HBO, three of which went to series – still a pretty great batting average.
Elsewhere, NBC will similarly not be moving forward with a drama of their own. The supernatural mystery ‘Conception’ from writer John Glenn and producer David Janollari, which followed a modern-day immaculate conception on a grand scale, has been passed upon.
It’s a bit of a disappointment for the network, having agreed to a put pilot commitment and ordering several backup scripts in order to see how the ambitious plot would evolve.
It is speculated though that since NBC has greenlighted ‘Heroes: Reborn,’ that the apparent similarities between the shows kept ‘Conception’ behind.
Still, the show could find life, however miraculous, on another network.