Netflix is the one who is most famous for having no mercy when it comes to canceling series, but that does not mean that Apple has not made drastic decisions with its catalog to prioritize the content that gets the most audience. We have many premieres on Apple TV +, but there are also some series that have ended early.
There are some that have ended according to plan and with some success, as is the case with ‘See’ or ‘Defending Jacob’, but the list of canceled series is longer. With all of you, behold failed Apple TV+ projects. Most of them, canceled just a few weeks ago.
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Apple had high expectations for ‘Shantaram’, the series starring Lin Ford about the adventures of a thief after escaping from jail and seeking peace in India. But it did not get the audiences it expected and its cancellation was confirmed at the end of last year.
‘The Mosquito Coast’ was another interesting Apple TV+ production that had everything it needed to be a great series, but it just didn’t grab viewers’ attention. After its second season that went quite unnoticed, in Cupertino they decided to finish filming.
‘Truth be Told‘ has run for three seasons and made a splash, but not enough to win over critics and subscribers. Apple canceled this crime thriller and podcast last month in what was sure to be a tough move.
‘Dear Edward‘, the series that narrates the life of a child after surviving the plane crash that killed his entire family, did not go down as Apple TV + executives expected. It only lasted one season before Apple canceled it in April.
The cancellation of ‘Amber Brown‘ has also arrived just a few weeks ago: the story of a girl who seeks to develop her artistic talents after her parents’ divorce has also not gathered enough audiences to continue beyond its first (and now only) season.
This is perhaps the one I regret the most that has been cancelled, especially because of the talent of its protagonist Joseph Gordon-Levitt. We are talking about a titan of interpretation embodying an anxious teacher in ‘mr corman‘, an introspective series that failed to capture the public. It only has one season.
And finally we have ‘little voice‘, JJ Abrams’ attempt to have his corner on Apple TV + that was unsuccessful. It was about how an artist was trying to find her way to success in the middle of New York City. It was one of the first cancellations, confirmed in summer 2021.
If we take into account the number of cancellations compared to the size that the Apple TV+ catalog is getting, I would say that the proportion is not enough to worry about. The catalog has achieved great milestones such as ‘The Morning Show’, ‘For All Humanity’ or ‘Ted Lasso’, so we are not talking about a serious danger for this platform. To focus towards success you have to leave your weakest links behind, it’s that simple.
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