Poppy Montgomery Crime Drama ‘Reef Break’ Canceled on ABC After One Season

French co-production aired over the summer

Last Updated: December 13, 2019 @ 7:22 PM

ABC has canceled the crime drama “Reef Point,” starring Poppy Montgomery, after just one season.

The hour-long drama starred Montgomery as Cat Chambers, a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a Pacific Island paradise. The 13-episode first, and now only, season premiered in June. The show was based on an idea of Montgomery’s, with former “Numb3rs” showrunner Ken Sanzel attached to write and executive produce. A French-co-production, “Reef Break” was made by ABC Studios and ABC Studios International in partnership with M6, where it aired in France.

The show’s cancellation comes just a week after a shakeup at ABC Studios International, which produced “Reef Break” alongside Montgomery’s Wild Poppy Entertainment production outfit, as Disney reevaluates its overseas business following the 20th Century Fox purchase. Managing Director Keli Lee stepped down on Dec. 6 and, according to an individual familiar with the matter, Disney Television Studios is seeking to shift the creative direction of its international operation now that 20th Century Fox Television has been added to its portfolio.

Alongside Montgomery, “Reef Break” also starred Ray Stevenson, Desmond Chiam, Melissa Bonne and Tamela Shelton. It was created for ABC by Ken Sanzel and distributed by Disney Media Distribution.

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