Amazon might have just lately greenlit one other season of its comedic superhero collection The Tick, but it surely’s additionally cleansing home of different authentic programming that, presumably, hasn’t been doing as properly. In keeping with reviews from Selection and Deadline – the latter confirmed by an “Amazon insider” – the corporate is now cancelling three different comedies, together with Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
Notably, Soloway’s debut effort with Amazon, Clear, introduced the corporate a number of Golden Globes, however her newer present led by Kevin Bacon didn’t join with audiences, Deadline says. Soloway, nonetheless, has an total cope with Amazon so might come again with different collection sooner or later.
In the meantime, Notaro’s One Mississippi had a 100% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes for its newest season, but it surely’s additionally unclear to what extent the C.Okay. Louis scandal got here into play right here, provided that Louis was titled as an exec producer on the present. He was later eliminated, however the affiliation might have remained in viewers’ minds. (Moreover, if the present had viewership numbers to match its good opinions, Amazon in all probability would have discovered a technique to maintain it round.)
As for the satire collection Jean-Claude Van Johnson, Amazon cancelled it a month after launch. That didn’t actually give it sufficient time to search out an viewers, however maybe Amazon trusted its numbers – and its intestine? – on that one.
The cancellations come only a few months after Amazon’s studio head Roy Worth stepped down, after being suspended from the job within the wake of sexual harassment allegations.
Since then, Amazon has passing on lots of his initiatives, together with comedy pilots Sea Oak, The Climb, and Love You Extra, along with these three new cancellations.
In keeping with each Deadline’s sources and Selection, the cancelled collection signify a bigger shift in Amazon’s content material technique. Reportedly, Jeff Bezos needs the corporate to give attention to greater collection that may appeal to a mainstream viewers, somewhat than the area of interest (and critically interesting) fare it developed up to now. In different phrases, Amazon is in search of its personal Sport of Thrones.
Any wager that it’s bidding on Hearth and Fury?