Brendan Fraser action show axed by CW after just one season

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Brendan Fraser action show axed after one seasonThe CW

Professionals has been dropped by The CW after one season.

The action-drama stars Brendan Fraser as billionaire futurist Peter Swann, who turns to top-tier security operative Vincent Corbo (Tom Welling) after his advanced medical satellite explodes on deployment.

Although The CW hasn't renewed the show for season two, Professionals co-creator Jeff Most told TVLine: "However, we are shopping the second season of Professionals to other networks and streaming platforms."

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If Professionals does get picked up by another streaming platform, don't expect to see Fraser back as Peter Swann.

According to Most, the Oscar winner was never intended to return for season two, "even though we adore Brendan and everything he brought to the first season".

Welling, however, would return as Vincent Corbo alongside a different co-lead, which is the plan for each new season should the show get that far.

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"We developed the show with the intent of having each season be a new season-long mission, which encompasses protecting different individuals and companies, with a few new cast members," Most explained.

"In addition to the core team, we also plan to return some of the supporting-lead characters who will appear in the new season storyline."

Although he won't be making a comeback in Professionals, fans will next be able to watch Fraser in Martin Scorsese's upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon.

The Western drama, which received rave reviews at Cannes Film Festival last month, boasts a stacked cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemmons and Lily Gladstone.

Killers of the Flower Moon is set for a release on Apple TV+ later this year, with a cinematic rollout scheduled for October.

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