Amazon pulled the plug on three of its original series as the streamer moves aggressively to distance itself from the original-programming strategy favored by ousted Amazon Studios President Roy Price, Variety reports.
The company canceled “I Love Dick,” “One Mississippi” and “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” the story reports, noting Amazon continues to move “toward a new approach mandated by company founder Jeff Bezos, who has called for bigger, broader series with the potential to perform well internationally.”
“Produced by FX Productions, ‘One Mississippi’ starred co-creator Tig Notaro and was the most lauded of the three canceled shows,” Variety reports. “Its second season premiered in September. ‘I Love Dick,’ from Jill Soloway, debuted in May, but did not receive the critical or national-media attention that Soloway’s groundbreaking Amazon original ‘Transparent’ earned. ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ a comedy starring the action-movie actor Jean-Claude Van Damme, premiered last month.”
The report notes that all of the shows were developed under Price, who got the boot last year following a sexual harassment investigation.