The Banker's Wife scrapped by Amazon

The show is the latest to be dropped due to COVID-19. 

Amazon has scrapped its upcoming TV adaptation of bestselling novel The Banker’s Wife.  

Sources close to the project have said that budget constraints and COVID-19 related production delays are behind the decision. 

Its large-scale international shoot, which was due to take place across five European countries, was put on hold last March as the pandemic hit. 

The streamer had reportedly been holding out hope that it could continue but with the situation surrounding COVID-19 still so uncertain, they made the decision to pull the plug. 

Written by Cristina Alger, The Banker’s Wife is a mystery thriller following two women on a parallel journey as they investigate strange deaths, apparent suicides and million dollar fraud in the shady world of finance.  

All eight episodes of the show were written by Meredith Stiehm, who developed the US adaptation of The Bridge, and would’ve been directed by Homeland’s Lesli Linka Glatter.

Although it was rumored that Rosamund Pike was set to star, no cast members were officially attached to the project. 

The Banker’s Wife is far from the only show to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Amazon also dropped Cortes, which would’ve starred Javier Bardem as the famed Spanish explorer, and Netflix opted not to continue with Glow, The Society and I’m Not Okay With This

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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