USA Network Pulls the Plug on High-Profile Drama Project

Jun 20, 2017  •  Post A Comment

USA Network has decided to opt out of a drama project that was being shepherded by Rob Reiner and Andrew Lenchewski. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel opted not to move forward with “The Tap,” which was the channel’s last outstanding pilot.

“The project, originally set up at USA in 2014 and ordered to pilot in 2016, was set at the most famous secret society in American college history, Yale’s Skull and Bones,” Deadline reports. “It took place around 1969, during the height of America’s cultural and political revolution — a time when the campus is being upended by antiwar protests, race riots and the arrival of its first female students.

The report notes that the Universal Cable Productions project was one of four dramas ordered last year by USA, with all of the other three — “The Sinner,” “Damnation” and “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.” — going to series.

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