The upcoming hour-long drama about “about one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to police commissioner,” stars Downton Abbey hottie Theo James (as Commissioner Walter Clark), alongside Pushing Daisies’ Chi McBride and True Blood’s Kevin Alejandro. Equally handsome Ryan Phillippe was originally set to lead, but withdrew after doubts of committing to a weekly series. Tsk, tsk! *
Oh my lord. Ryan Phillippe has dropped out of CBS’ Greg Berlanti/Nicholas Wootton cop drama pilot. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the feature actor, who is currently filming FX’s fifth and final season of Damages, has amicably parted ways with the project.
The drama would have starred Phillippe as a cop who rises quickly through the ranks from officer to detective to police commissioner in the project, which was previously known as Golden Boy. Sources confirm that Phillippe expressed doubt about committing to the intense production demands that come with a potential network drama series.