ABC's Whiskey Cavalier was a surprise, last-minute cancellation by ABC in May 2019, much to the consternation of a vocal contingent of loyal fans who felt the drama deserved more than a one-and-done. The cancellation was also surprising in that it had been touted as one of the big shows of the season for the network, featuring some hot stars and experienced showrunners. The network cited low ratings and not much room to grow in its decision. Distributor Warner Bros. attempted to shop it, but on 6/24/19 David Hemingson announced the series was done.
Series trademark: each episode, the team travels to another country and a cover of a classic English-language song in that country's language is part of the episode's soundtrack. For example, when they went to France, a French version of "I Got You, Babe" played and when they went to Spain, there was a Spanish version of "Happy Together."
The name of the bar, "The Dead Drop," is a term of art used in intelligence circles. It is a way for agents or intelligence operatives to exchange information in the field with their agent handlers without risking an in-person meeting.
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The title "Whiskey Cavalier" is protagonist Will Chase's FBI codename, which comes from his initials WC. This code name fits both his personality and the overall feel of the show because to be "cavalier" is to be "Carefree and nonchalant; jaunty." Frankie Trowbridge's initials FT become her code name "Fiery Tribune," and she definitely has a fiery/angry personality, while a tribune can be a trial (or a difficultly).