Justin Hartley’s THE NEVER GAME Becomes TRACKER. Pilot Filmed in Vancouver. Will Series?
CBS teases its new Justin Hartley drama Tracker during March Madness this month. Adapted from Jeffrey Deaver’s thriller The Never Game, the new series filmed its pilot in Vancouver last Fall and is expected to go into production this summer.
Tracker follows lone-wolf survivalist Colter Shaw (Justin Hartley), who roams the country as a “reward seeker,” using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement solve all manner of mysteries while contending with his own fractured family.
Tracker follows Colter Shaw (Justin Hartley), who travels the country in his old school RV to help police and private citizens solve crimes and locate missing persons, until his latest case changes everything. This time, it’s personal! Shaw finds himself caught in a cat-and-mouse game, risking his own life to save the victims.
He soon learns that he isn’t the only one on the hunt: someone is on his trail and closing fast. Hartley’s Shaw is a reward seeker raised by survivalists off the grid. He and his siblings were schooled by their parents, former professors who fled the city for safety, and taught the rules of survival, or “The Never Game,” as their father called it before he was murdered.
Writer: Ben Winters.
Director: Ken Edward Olin.
Cast: Justin Hartley, Robin Weigert, Abby McEnany, Eric Graise, Fiona Rene, Mary McDonnell
Robin Weigert is former rock music touring manager Teddi Bruin, who is one half of the couple that runs Colter’s “back end”: seeking out new jobs, keeping track of the money, occasionally getting him sprung from jail.
Abby McEnany plays Velma Bruin, the other half of the couple that runs Colter’s “back end” out of a spare room in their Florida home.
Eric Graise is Colter’s resource and sparring partner Bob Exley, a computer scientist with a high-end boutique security company.
Fiona Rene plays lawyer Reenie Greene, who wants to be mad at Colter for a previous, mutual lapse in judgment, but against her better judgment continues to represent him.
Adapted from the Jeffery Deaver thriller.