Monday, April 1, 2019

WGN America Orders 10 Episodes of Drama 'Almost Paradise' Starring Christian Kane

WGN America has today given a series order to the original drama Almost Paradise starring Christian Kane (The Librarians, Leverage). The first season will produce 10 episodes.

The drama centers on Alex Walker (Kane), a former U.S. DEA agent who was forced into early retirement. Once the DEA's most resourceful undercover operative, the combination of his partner's betrayal and a life-threatening battle with hypertension has sent him as far from the madness as he can go - a small tropical island in the Philippine Archipelago. He now runs the gift shop in the island's luxury resort hotel, gets his disability payments at the US Naval base, and generally manages his transition from Jason Bourne to Jimmy Buffett. But the island's luxury resort has attracted rich, powerful and sometimes criminal elite from around the world, often on a collision course with Alex. Despite his best efforts to begin a tranquil new life, he's pulled back into a world of dangerous people and deadly situation, either through his friends in the local police or running into people from his old life. And the problem is, he likes it.

Dean Devlin and Gary Rosen created the drama and will serve as showrunners on the first season. They will executive produce with Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson. Electric Entertainment will produce.

"I've been fortunate to work with Christian Kane previously on our hit show Leverage and The Librarians series," said Devlin. "We are thrilled that he has agreed to star in our show, Almost Paradise. Christian has the perfect combination of skill, humor and smarts for the starring role in Almost Paradise."