Thursday, September 17, 2020

ABC Kills "Stumptown"

The live-action TV series "Stumptown", adapting the Oni Press comic-book title by writer Greg Rucka ("The Old Guard"), has been canceled by ABC after one season, in the wake of Rucka's son arrested for participating in a New York City rioting spree that escalated into a three hour marathon of mindless destruction: 

Rucka's son was among eight people arrested on rioting and other charges in a rampage that damaged and vandalized banks, Starbucks and Duane-Reades, from New York's Foley Square up to 24th Street.

" 'Stumptown', 'Dex Parios' (Cobie Smulders) is a sharp-witted military veteran, who struggles to get by and take care of her younger brother, in Portland, Oregon. 

"She also struggles with 'PTSD' from her time as a 'Marine' in Afghanistan, where she worked in military intelligence until she was injured by an explosion that killed her college sweetheart and former lover.


"Burdened by heavy gambling debts and unable to hold down a steady job, she becomes a private investigator to solve problems where the police cannot get involved. 'Detective Miles Hoffman' refers problems to her and 'Grey McConnell', a bar owner and Dex's closest friend, provides moral support, employing her brother 'Ansel' at his bar.

Cast also includes Jake Johnson as 'Grey McConnell', Tantoo Cardinal as 'Sue Lynn Blackbird', Cole Sibus as 'Ansel Parios', Adrian Martinez as 'Tookie', Camryn Manheim as 'Lieutenant Cosgrove' and Michael Ealy as 'Detective Miles Hoffman'.

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