American Hustle director David O. Russell has exited an upcoming Tv drama to focus on his big screen projects.

The Oscar nominee was slated to executive produce an "upstairs/downstairs soap centred on a private country club", titled The Club, however he has decided to pull out of the show to focus on other ventures, according to Deadline.com.

Russell also co-wrote the story with Susannah Grant, the screenwriter who penned acclaimed 2000 movie Erin Brockovich.

The show, which has been given a straight-to-series 13-episode order, will continue without the director, and producers have already cast its first star, Sin City 2 actress Callie Hernandez.