Amazon had a big night at the 2018 Golden Globes, with high-profile wins for its hit comedy series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
Then it turned around and canceled three shows at once: “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” “One Mississippi,” and “I Love Dick.”
The cancellations come as Amazon continues to clean house after a management shakeup.
In October, Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigned after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced, and CEO Jeff Bezos has reportedly directed a change in strategy at the company, which led to Amazon in November grabbing the rights to make a TV series based on “The Lord of the Rings.”
Amazon also seems to have a much quicker trigger finger than Netflix, and has killed a bunch of shows already. The recent crop consisted of “I Love Dick,” which was nominated for a Golden Globe (Kevin Bacon as best actor in a comedy), “One Mississippi” starring comedian Tig Notaro, and “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” which launched in December and starred Jean-Claude Van Damme as a fictionalized version of himself.
Here are the shows Amazon has killed, along with their critic and audience ratings from Metacritic:
‘One Mississippi’: Canceled after two seasons (2015-2017)
Amazon description: “Love is in the air when we pick up with Tig, Bill & Remy, living together again in Mississippi. It’s a season of new beginnings and new relationships for each of them. Tig’s back on the radio, but her outspoken point of view proves controversial for the local market. A chance to take a bigger stage in New Orleans comes with more reach, and responsibility.”
Critic rating: 77/100
Audience rating: 6.7/10
‘I Love Dick’: Canceled after 1 season (2017)
Amazon description: “Adapted from the lauded feminist novel, I LOVE DICK is set in a Read More Here