ABC will not move forward with its Susannah Grant drama series Members Only, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The cast was informed Saturday that the network did not want to move ahead with the series starring John Stamos and Breaking Bad’s Betsy Brandt.
Originally picked up straight to series in January, American Hustle’s David O. Russell and Erin Brockovich’s Grant were attached to co-write and exec produce the 13-episode drama.
A month later, Russell exited the project — formerly known as The Club — that was poised to be his first TV project. The drama was described as an upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club. Boris Kodjoe, Natalie Zea and Luke Mitchell co-starred.
7 photos of Luke with the cast and crew of 7 Minutes at the premiere during the Austin Film Festival this weekend have been added into the gallery.
Curious about what Luke’s newest project, ABC’s Members Only is all about? Check out the official description below.
Welcome to the club… it is Connecticut’s most exclusive with stunning vistas, rolling fairways, impeccable courts. Money and connections will get you in, but the beautiful people and their scandals will keep you coming back.
At its center of things are the descendants of “Members Only’s” founding family: the powerful and wealthy Holbrooke family. Flawless blond Mickey is the queen bee and a force to be reckoned with. This tightly wound tennis champ is never far from a glass of wine or anti-anxiety pills.
Her father is 79-year-old Winston Holbrooke III. The old man has still ‘got it,’ but that didn’t stop his trophy wife from leaving him – for his eldest son, Win. Before the two ran off together, Win left the finances of the club in the hands of a Wall Street scammer. Now, the club is millions in debt and may not survive.
Mickey’s husband Randy is considered a pushy jerk, but is keeping the place afloat with lots of cash. The SEC is after him and agents want Mickey to testify against Randy. She wants to be loyal to her husband, at least in these matters, but something is making her doubt his loyalty to her.
The members at the club have their alliances, rivalries, and affairs on and off the courts and fairways. And sometimes they cross the lines with the people who indulge their every desire. Towel boy, Jesse, is the target of Mickey and Randy’s gold card carrying 17-year-old triplets who make bets on who can seduce him first. They aren’t the only ones lusting after him. And pursuing Ana, who also works at the club, is Mickey’s 23 year-old brother, Forty, just back from rehab. Definitely against the employee rules, like accepting tips. Ana’s mother and head of staff, Hilda, wouldn’t hesitate to fire her own daughter if she finds out. But she’s cleaned up lots of dirty laundry in this place… and we’re not talking towels.
The Austin Film Festival has just announced its first wave of films for its 2014 gathering, and Luke’s film 7 Minutes (also starring Kris Kristofferson, Jason Ritter, and Leven Rambin) will be making it’s world premiere at the festival! Luke along with his co-star Leven Rambin will be appearing for the world premiere of the film as well. The Austin Film Festival runs Oct. 23-30. Details and passes at www.austinfilmfestival.com.
D: Jay Martin (In attendance)
Cast in attendance: Luke Mitchell, Leven Rambin
Three former high-school friends are forced to commit a brazen robbery that quickly goes horribly wrong. Featuring a cast of Kris Kristofferson, Luke Mitchell, Jason Ritter, and Leven Rambin.
I’ve added many high quality photos of Luke from events he attended in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 along with some additional photos from the 2014 Logie Awards in the gallery.
After a long & successful run, we finally have a brand new look on the site & gallery! Personally, I’m in love with it but feel to let me know what you all think ;).
ABC’s upcoming Susannah Grant drama has enlisted another pair to its cast.
Tomorrow People alum Luke Mitchell and Mercy’s Jaime Lee Kirchner have joined the cast of the soap now known as Members Only, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Previously known as The Club, the 12-episode drama is an upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club. Breaking Bad’s Betsy Brandt co-stars alongside Boris Kodjoe.
Mitchell will portray Jesse, a new employee at the club who is from the wrong side of town and appears as if he doesn’t have it together but does—more than anyone realizes. Kirchner will play Diana, the wife to Kodjoe’s Deacon who is finally getting the stable family she has always wanted. She’s well read but the club is new territory for her. They join a cast that also includes Callie Hernandez and Chris Conroy.
Grant (Erin Brockovich) will pen the script and exec produce the CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios entry. Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are also on board to exec produce. The role marks Mitchell’s first role since The CW’s Tomorrow People was canceled after one season.