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Nat Geo Scraps Plans for Its First Scripted Series Deadline

National Geographic Channel announced plans in October for its first scripted series, but now the project is no longer moving forward. Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com that the cable channel is scrapping “Act of Valor.”

“NGC is unfortunately not moving forward with ‘Act Of Valor’ in favor of other scripted projects we have under consideration that will be announced soon,” the network said in a statement.

Andreeva writes: “I hear that at the time of the series green light, Nat Geo had a formal deal with Relativity and well as Studiocanal’s Tandem Communications, which was to act as the studio and handle international distribution. The Bandito Brothers, the creative team behind the feature who had partnered with Relativity in 2012 to develop a TV series inspired by the film, had a preliminary, handshake agreement but no deal in place.”

She adds: “In the months following Nat Geo’s announcement, I hear it became clear the Bandito Brothers, Nat Geo and Relativity had different visions for what the series should be” and the series was scrapped.