Apple TV Scraps Richard Gere Led Drama ‘Bastards’

Richard Gere is no longer a part of the Apple TV+ lineup.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming streaming service pulled the plug on the “Pretty Woman” alum’s dark drama “Bastards”.

The series was picked up for eight episodes last year, with Gere starring as one of two elderly Vietnam vets/best friends who find their lives turned upside down when a woman they both loved 50 years ago is killed. The plot describes the pair as seeking revenge on today’s millennials by going on a shooting spree.

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The series is based on the Israeli series “Nevelot”.

Howard Gordon and Warren Leight were originally set to executive produce, write and serve as showrunners on the series. But as the outlet reports, Apple and Gordon could not come to a middle ground and the tech company opted instead to release the project and pay a sizeable financial penalty.

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Gordon still owns the rights to the project, but it is unclear if “Bastards” will find another home.

“Bastards” was one of at least 23 original series for Apple TV+, which is set to launch this fall.

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