NGC scraps scripted series “Act of Valor”

National Geographic Channel has decided not to move forward on previously announced series Act of Valor, which would have been the U.S. cable network's first scripted series.
February 18, 2014

U.S. net National Geographic Channel (NGC) has nixed a planned scripted series, Act of Valor, based on Relativity Studios’ 2012 feature film of the same name.

“NGC is unfortunately not moving forward with Act of Valor in favor of other scripted projects we have under consideration that will be announced soon,” a spokesperson for the network said in an email statement.

The project, announced last October during MIPCOM,was to be the U.S. cable network’s first full scripted series. It was slated as a coproduction between Relativity and Studio Canal’s Tandem Communications, with Band of Brothers supervising producer Erik Jendresen tapped to write.

NGC’s flagship scripted projects to date include the miniseries Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and SEAL Team Six.

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