When TNT’s Franklin & Bash returns for its third season next summer it will be without main cast member Garcelle Beauvais. TNT and series producer Sony Pictures Television have not picked up her option for season 3, TVWise has confirmed.
Beauvais has been a series regular on Franklin & Bash since season 1, playing Infeld Daniels senior partner Hanna Linden. I’m told that the producers felt the character had run its course and it was for that reason that they decided not to bring her back. “Beauvais’ character was a foil for Jared and Peter”, one source tells me, “given the events that unfolded in season two, the producers didn’t know where to take the character.” It is unclear, at present, whether or not a new character will be introduced to take Beauvais’ place or if the departure of the character will be addressed in the season 3 opener. It was Garcelle Beauvais herself who first revealed that she would not be returning to the series for its upcoming third season. Late last week, she tweeted “Just found out that I’m not being asked back on @franklinandbash