AMAZON Prime Video executives have elicited a public outcry with the latest changes that are happening to the company’s programming.
Amazon Prime Video became the center of attention on Friday after it was announced that the streamer would bench two of its well-liked shows.
Initially, the digital platform’s series A League of Their Own and The Peripheral was greenlit for a second season, Deadline reported.
However, things have changed, and the shows that were approved for another season are now going to be canceled, the publication explained.
A League of Their Own, which was an adaptation of the 1992 film of the same name, and The Peripheral, which starred Kick-A** alum Chloë Grace Moretz, only aired for a season.
Amazon Prime Video’s retracted offer seems to come on the heels of the ongoing Hollywood strikes commenced by the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA earlier this summer.
This is the “first known case of renewal reversal,” Deadline mentioned.
Fans unleashed their upset with Amazon Prime Video for the shakeup to its roster online.
“They never wanted to make a second season. Online fans tried to make it happen,” one person accused.
“Blaming strikes is a way for them to redirect the blame for a show they didn’t want to do. Pass.”
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Another added that the platform was “going down the tubes” and that it “wasn’t the same” company that it “used to be.”
A separate fan ranted that the strike was a “BS reason for canceling,” claiming that “the truth” was that Amazon Prime Video “never wanted to make a second season at all…”
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One of the first shows that Amazon Prime Video canceled this year was Three Pines.
Three Pines fans were left in shock by the news.
Variety announced in March that the streaming service canceled the fan-favorite show.
Showrunner Emilia di Girolamo, source material writer Louise Penny, and star Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, all confirmed the news on Instagram.
Ella wrote: “It has been difficult to process the news that there will be no second season of #ThreePines on @primevideoca.”
“Thank you to everyone who watched and supported the show. It meant the world to me knowing that this show resonated with such a massive global audience.”
Many fans were upset about the cancellation because the season one finale ended in a cliffhanger.
“So, Prime Video you going to give us a movie to wrap up Three Pines It was a good show. So disappointed to hear it was canceled,” one person said at the time.
“Three Pines is so fantastic! It’s just plain wrong that Prime Video cancelled it,” tweeted another.
A third said: “Still not happy you cancelled Three Pines – Stellar cast and acting. So many more Louise Penny books to cover. Please rethink your decision.”
“Really disappointing. Alfred Molina was great in Three Pines. I hope it gets picked up by another network!” added another.