Some bad news for Cuba Gooding Jr, now that it has been reported that Fox has officially dropped his potential legal series, Guilty, despite strong test scores that the show’s pilot got.
As Tambay reported last summer (HERE) the series would have toplined Gooding as a “brilliant, morally questionable defense attorney who, after being falsely convicted of fraud and stripped of his legal license, uses his unorthodox methods to solve the cases he’s been prohibited from handling, and to ultimately exact revenge on the man who set him up.”
Sharon Leal was also cast as Gooding’s wife in the pilot, but her option was not picked up, leaving some doubt that if the pilot did become a regular series, whether she would continue on the show, be replaced, or have her character eliminated completely.
Fox had kept the Warner Bros TV produced show in serious consideration since the summer and was reportedly planning a Fall 2013 premiere date.
But now the network has cancelled plans for a series altogether and, so far, no reason has been given as to why Fox had a sudden change of mind about the show.