TROOPER, the Mira Sorvino show that CBS passed on, has a new life, and will shortly have a new pilot, which will be shot in Austin, Texas from 6 to 13 November. An extras call is out. The original pilot was shot in Niagara Falls, Ontario. If TNT picks up the series, it will air in 2013.
TNT describes the show this way: “TROOPER centers on a recently divorced female state trooper who is as unconventional at work as she is at home raising her three kids. Her partner on the job is a widowed father who has a much more by-the-book approach to policing.” The name of Sorvino’s character is K.J. Flaxton. Her partner Carlos will be played by Eion Bailey. (In the original pilot the part was played by Jay Hernandez.)
Mira Sorvino’s first (uncredited) film appearance was as a factory worker in the 1985 film THE STUFF, which was about a tasty goo that oozed from the earth that has unfortunate side effects. THE STUFF can be streamed on Netflix.
TNT is looking at two other pilots as well for next year: LEGENDS, about a chameleon-like undercover agent, and KING AND MAXWELLl, a series about two Secret Service agents turned private eyes, created by writer David Balduc. Neither sounds nearly as good as TROOPER.