S.O.B. is D.O.A. at TNT.
The proposed Major Crimes spinoff centered around the S.O.B. (Special Operations Bureau) tactical unit and starring Jon Tenney and Walking Dead alum Laurie Holden (who has since joined NBC’s Chicago Med) is not moving forward, Turner Entertainment Networks CEO Kevin Reilly tells TVLine.
While lauding Major Crimes — which is itself of course an offshoot of the Kyra Sedgwick-fronted The Closer — as “such a valuable show for us,” Reilly said of S.O.B., “We’re not doing that. We’ve moved on.”
Major Crimes creator James Duff planted the seed for S.O.B. in August 2014, with the crime drama’s Season 3A finale — which aired just weeks before Michael Wright’s exit as head of TNT/TBS was announced. During that months-long transition of leadership, Duff acknowledged, there was “a halt in the forward motion of everything.”
TNT’s summer slate features the returns of Major Crimes and Murder in the First (on Monday, June 8), Rizzoli & Isles (Tuesday, June 16), The Last Ship (Sunday, June 21) and Falling Skies (Sunday, June 28), plus the launch of new series Proof (Tuesday, June 16) and Public Morals (Tuesday, Aug. 25).
The cabler also recently announced an eight-part adaptation of The Alienist, plus a pilot about young William Shakespeare.