Like many of its counterparts, Amazon aims to trim the fat around its shows and
push aside anything that’s not cutting it or raising the bar. 2019 has seen some
household favorites being renewed but has also been the year of multiple cuts that
the network has decided to make.
First off the list is ‘Forever’, canceled after just one season. Maya Rudolph and Fred
Armisen afterlife comedy has been tailored to reach its peak after just one round
and so it did.
‘The Romanoffs’ was also halted after just
Following the critical acclaim around ‘Mad Men’, Matthew Weiner did
not hold up expectations with ‘The Romanoffs’, and Amazon decided to cancel after
just one season, as they did to Miles Teller’s first effort ‘Too Young To Die’.
The crime and humor blend in ‘The Patriot’ has also taken the cut, with the series
starring Michael Dorman being canceled after two seasons due to its lack of core
followers which led Amazon to look the other way.
Perhaps one of Amazon’s biggest
gambles, ‘Lore’, was based off a successful podcast which however did not seem to
translate in front of the cameras. The horror anthology did survive two seasons
which could be considered a small win, however, did not make the cut for a third
Whilst several cuts have been made, many fan favorites have been renewed and
2019 will see three shows stand firmly in their spot. ‘The Expanse’ will keep going on
a roll, with the 5th season coming up, as the ex-Syfy series is proving to be a winning
horse for Bezos’ company. Cara Delevigne and Orlando Bloom will also keep
gracing the screen with ‘Carnival Row’ being extended for a second season, as is
the case with ‘The Boys’, already announced for a second season before the
premiere of the first.
Big changes loom ahead for Amazon with 2019 proving to be yet another year for
the company to hold its head up against the likes of Netflix and big networks like
ABC, HBO, and NBC.