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Earlier within the yr, Prime Video introduced that its sci-fi collection The Peripheral would return for a second season. With a primary season that was stated to be pretty gratifying and starring the likes of Chloe Grace-Moretz and Jack Reynor, it sucks that the largest bit of reports about season two can be its final, as Prime Video has reversed its resolution and killed the present after one season.

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Introduced by Deadline on Friday, Prime Video elected to cancel the present as a result of still-ongoing strikes involving the WGA and SAG-AFTRA. Although manufacturing wasn’t reportedly set to begin till 2024, studios not agreeing to the specified phrases of each unions has floor practically all massive Hollywood productions to a halt. Apparently, Amazon already has its 2025 media pipeline deliberate out, so Peripheral and final yr’s sports activities comedy-drama A League of Our Personal each needed to get reduce since they have been every solely a season lengthy already. And as a sci-fi present, The Peripheral’s manufacturing delays would’ve led to extra prices into the present’s funds.

This isn’t the primary time streamers or networks have elected to cancel kill the extra season it had beforehand supplied a present. In the course of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix killed Glow’s fourth season, and ABC did the identical with the one-season collection Stumptown. Final yr, AMC canceled the animated present Pantheon when it solely accomplished half of its unique two-season order, and because the WB Discovery merger was nonetheless working itself out, the corporate determined it simply wouldn’t air the fourth and closing season of Snowpiercer that had already wrapped manufacturing and had been marketed.

Exhibits getting canceled is rarely simple, however there’s one thing significantly insidious about doing it as these concerned in making it are demanding higher wages and dealing circumstances within the goals of creating these exhibits higher. This undoubtedly received’t be the final pair of exhibits who get canceled because the strikes persist, however all these cancellations will do is illuminate how a lot studios are keen to needlessly hack off a limb as a substitute of doing the wise factor and giving the actors and writers what they need.

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