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TV PILOTS: ABC Orders P.I. Pilot STUMPTOWN With Cobie Smulders to Series. Vancouver or L.A.?


ABC has ordered the private investigator pilot Stumptown starring Cobie Smulders to series, but maybe with a new locale for production.

ABC/David Bukach.

The pilot filmed in Vancouver but the series could shoot in Los Angeles.

Cast: Cobie Smulders, Michael Ely, Camryn Manheim, Adrian Martinez, Cole Sibus, Tantoo Cardinal.

Cobie Smulders is best known from The Avengers franchise and How I Met Your Mother series.

The Stumptown pilot filmed in Vancouver this March with Smulders spotted on set at the Ironworks Gallery.

Related: ABC Pilot Stumptown Is Filming in Vancouver This March.

Cobie Smulders at The Avengers: Endgame premiere.

Writer/Producer: Jason Richman.

Director: James Griffiths.

The series is inspired by the Greg Rucka graphic novels Stumptown about army-veteran-turned-private investigator Dex Parios, who solves other people’s messes in Portland with a blind eye to her own.

Dex Parios is drifting a bit; she’s come back to her hometown of Portland after a long stint overseas in Military Intelligence, and she’s bored, unfocused, and $11,000 in debt to a local casino. Looking for her next move, Dex is handed her future occupation on a platter when casino owner Sue Lynn Blackbird hires her on a wandering granddaughter job. The search for Nina Blackbird soon turns into a kidnapping caper, and as the stakes get higher, Dex finds her focus getting sharper, her skill-set growing more useful by the minute — and a life as a quirky, unpredictable private detective seems like the next chapter in Dex’s quirky, unpredictable life.

The ABC Upfront is on May 14th in New York City.

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