FXX has preemptively nixed the female lead action-buddy comedy Cassius and Clay before its TV debut, Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The 10-episode series was picked up for back in August but never received a premiere date. A pilot was produced by creators Adam Reed (Archer) and Megan Ganz (Modern Family).
Cassius and Clay was the latest project to come out of the animation production deal between FX Productions and Floyd County, who delivered FX comedies Chozen and Unsupervised — both canceled after one season. The decision to drop Cassius and Clay comes shortly after FX/FXX have opted for an animated pilot from Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. Also in the works is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Bigfoot, based on the fake autobiographies written by Graham Roumieu.
Cassius and Clay was to have centered on two women bandits making their way in a post-apocalyptic America: hard-drinking, quick-thinking, fast-talking BS artist Cassius Cordwood (voiced by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Kaitlin Olson), and sharp shooting Southern trouble magnet Shopcarter Clay (Childrens Hospital‘s Lake Bell). Susan Sarandon was also to have a regular role as ruthless saloon owner and brothel madame Connie Mack.