Axed: King and Maxwell

By David Knox on September 23, 2013 / Filed Under Pay TV 3

2013-09-23_1112Bad news for Foxtel with one of its upcoming US dramas, King and Maxwell, being axed before it has premiered in Australia.

The procedural, starring Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney as Secret Service agents-turned-private investigators, opened with 3.5 million US viewers in June.

In this new scripted drama, Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn play private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, characters originally seen in the best-selling series of books by author David Baldacci. King and Maxwell aren’t your typical private investigators. Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skills – not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry – give them a leg up on conventional law enforcement. Maxwell is a former elite athlete who uses her brains, beauty and Beltway connections to solve cases. King’s career in the Secret Service ended when the presidential candidate he was assigned to protect was assassinated, sending him on a downward spiral. Today, King has added a law degree to his arsenal of skills, allowing him to navigate the system in ways a typical private investigator never could. Along the way, King and Maxwell clash over everything, from her garbage-strewn car to his love of wine and beer.

Source: Deadline

3 Comments »

  1. Confetti_Dreams September 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm -

    Good to know I was going to watch this but now I wont cause I heat getting involved in shows that are axed too bad it looked good oh well

  2. Craig September 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm -

    Rebecca Romijn can’t catch a break, how many failed shows has she been on now?

    Really feel sorry for the cast and crew when this happens.

  3. melmac September 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm -

    I’m not surprised it wasn’t very good, it’s a pity they didn’t stick closer to the source material they added in way to much lightness and comedy and left out the suspense and action . Jon Tenney was good but Rebecca was miscast, the writing was all over the shop and I believe they aired them out of production order which messed up some of the supporting characters story lines

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