ABC is pulling the rug out from under their Jekyll and Hyde-inspired medical series Black Box following a limited 13-episode run. The series has been cancelled following its July 24 finale.
Black Box starred Kelly Reilly as Dr. Catherine Black, a prominent neurologist suffering from bipolar disorder. She keeps her disorder and other oddities about her life a secret from her family and fiancee, and for good reason as the show reveals.
ABC originally designed Black Box as a limited run summer series so it’s not all that surprising that it won’t be coming back. There always was the chance, and it might still find a home on Netflix or a cable channel as the darker subject matter didn’t really mesh with ABC’s more family-friendly programming schedule.
For now, Black Box is being shoved into a box and the lid is being taped shut.
Reilly made an impression on Black Box with a performance that recalls Claire Danes playing bipolar Carrie Matheson in Showtime’s Homeland. Combined with the exposure she garnered in the Christian hit Heaven is for Real, Reilly shouldn’t have a hard time landing another acting role in the immediate future, if she hasn’t already.