The Channel 9 cop drama Stingers, starring Peter Phelps, has inched closer to being axed, with word that two of the key members of its creative team have jumped ship. Last week, the show’s executive producer, John Wild and script producer Marcia Gardner bid adieu to Undercover Central to develop Southern Star’s The Alice. The duo’s departure – akin to a sports team losing its captain and coach – doesn’t bode well for Stingers, which is yet to be renewed for 2005. “Every day goes by; it’s less and less likely we’ll see Stingers next year.” A source close to production said. “The biggest thing in its favour is that Kerry Packer loves the show, so maybe he’ll intervene.”

Source: Sunday Telegraph