Perhaps fittingly, the pilot for ABC’s ‘Triangle’ (as in the Bermuda Triangle), has vanished. The network has chosen not to proceed after Jon Harmon Feldman (‘Designated Survivor’) and Sonny Postiglione (‘Bloodline’) penned the screenplay, and McG (‘Shadowhunters’) directed the pilot. ABC ordered the ‘Triangle’ pilot back in January, but due to the delayed production in New Zealand, and lengthy post-production process, it was not available for the network to review it for this past pilot season.
Just last month, ABC programming chief Karey Burke stated:
“I want to wait and make a final decision when the editing of the show is completed and it has all special effects.”
This was the show’s description:
What if the Bermuda Triangle was not a watery grave in the middle of the ocean, but a land lost in time that has trapped travelers over the course of human history? A family’s tropical vacation is interrupted by a violent storm which capsizes their boat and lands them in a strange land filled with danger and mystery.
‘Triangle’ starred Mike Vogel as the show’s lead David Roman, Pallavi Sharda as his fiancée, Alex, and Sarah Catherine Hook as his daughter Natalie. The cast also included Matt Passmore, Edwin Hodge, Mallory Jansen, Lorenzo Richelmy, Amit Shah and Díana Bermudez.
A reason wasn’t given as to why ABC chose not to pursue this project. Maybe it was too expensive, or possibly too derivative of ‘Lost’.
Instead, ABC will be presenting a different high-concept drama, ‘Emergence’ from the ‘Agent Carter’ team of Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. This series stars Allison Tolman and is described this way:
A character-driven genre thriller, “Emergence” is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.
‘Emergence’ premiers on Wednesday, September 24.