Announced at the tail end of last year, CBS and Lionsgate’s “The Demons Of Dorian Gunn” was to be a supernatural comedy executive produced by “Jessica Jones” star Krysten Ritter, but Deadline reports today that Pop has passed on the pilot. They note that “the CBS and Lionsgate joint venture broadcaster is not moving ahead with the show.”
The pilot centered on disgraced New York socialite Dorian Gunn, who discovers he’s descended from a long line of demon hunters and is forced to abandon his life of leisure to protect humanity from monsters as they emerge from the gates of hell.
Jeffrey Self starred in the pilot as the series’ antihero. After the mysterious death of his parents, Dorian’s gluttonous life as a celebutante has been in a downward spiral plagued with booze-filled antics that threaten his status with the family business. Although he desperately just wants to be a B-list celebrity, Dorian soon realizes his privileged life is going to become a bit more complicated by the fact he’s a Guardian destined to protect the world from demons.
The cast also included Chrissie Fit, H. Jon Benjamin, Lateefah Holder and Kyle Harris.