WE TV Cancels Drama ‘The Divide’ After One Season

WE TV has pulled the plug on “The Divide,” its first foray into scripted drama series, after one season.

Series revolved around a lawyer’s efforts to prove a death-row inmate was wrongfully convicted. The show was produced in-house by We and hailed from feature vet Richard LaGravenese and “Scandal” star Tony Goldwyn, who wrote and directed the pilot, respectively. John Tinker served as showrunner and exec produced with LaGravenese and Goldwyn.

“We are extremely proud of ‘The Divide’ and grateful to its brilliant creators, Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn, and an amazing cast and crew, for bringing this story to life as WE tv’s first scripted series,” the cabler said in a statement.

“The Divide” had an eight-episode run that began in July. WE execs have said expanding into scripted is a priority for the channel, which has undergone a brand makeover during the past year under the leadership of prexy-g.m. Marc Juris.

The AMC Networks’ cabler is going the genre route for its second original drama series, supernatural thriller “South of Hell” starring Mena Suvari.

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