A&E has a new drama series on the horizen. It was announced today that the network has given a 13-episode order for a drama series called Sugarloaf. Upon hearing a title of the series, I immediately thought it must have something to do with skiing but alas, that’s not to be the case… unless they have skiing down in Florida.

I’m not a skier but I have heard of the Sugerloaf ski resort. There’s also one called Sugarbush but in the case of this new A&E series, the show is set to take place in Sugerloaf, Florida. As in Sugarloaf Key? Perhaps. Here’s what The Hollywood Reporter posted about the premise of the series:

Sugarloaf, from Fox TV Studios, centers on Jim Longworth (Passmore), an attractive, brilliant, yet hard to get along with homicide detective from Chicago who after being wrongfully accused of sleeping with his former Captain's wife, is forced into exile. Longworth relocates to Sugarloaf, a sleepy small resort town in the middle of nowhere on the Gulf Coast of Florida where the sunshine and golf are plentiful and crime is seemingly at a minimum. Yet life in Sugarloaf is not as beautiful as it may seem.”


Australian actor Matt Passmore will be playing the role of Longworth. Most, if not all of his TV work consists of Australian shows, including Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities and The Cut. This A&E series could be his chance to gain a new audience as he makes his debut on American television.

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