Justified Creator Doing Downton Abbey On An Aircraft Carrier
By Alex Cranz
I really hope you read the headline, blinked, stared, and then had to fetch a coffee to ponder what the hell you’d just read.
Now that you’re back and caffeinated let’s break it down.
Justified showrunner Graham Yost and writer Taylor Elmore have a show they’re doing on Fox titled Wild Blue. It is a drama about being in the Navy and working on an aircraft carrier. Like Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs it’s about also about the mighty stratification of society–only in this case it is exploring the enlisted men and women who keep an aircraft carrier running and the flashy pilots and officers who get all the credit rather than the servants and lords of a manor in England.
And another place it’s different? One of the officers/ladies of the floating manor has been cast, and she isn’t white, and she is a bad ass pilot.
Gina Rodriguez I look forward to watching you play a talented pilot who will inevitably fall for a swabby and jeopardize her career as an officer or something–only to be saved by Chief Petty Officer Patmore’s wisdom.Source: The Hollywood Reporter