Paramount+ continues to skinny its roster of scripted originals.
The Paramount International-backed service has canceled its Deadly Attraction reboot in addition to its Kiefer Sutherland-led drama Rabbit Gap. Each exhibits, which ran for one season every, will proceed to stay on the platform slightly than being pulled from the service fully.
“Deadly Attraction and Rabbit Gap won’t be returning for second seasons on Paramount+. We wish to thank each sequence’ total artistic groups, crews and the unbelievable casts for his or her dedication to bringing these sequence to life. Each Deadly Attraction and Rabbit Gap will proceed to be obtainable on Paramount+ for audiences to find,” a Paramount+ spokesperson mentioned in a press release to The Hollywood Reporter.
Deadly Attraction, a reboot of the Glenn Shut and Michael Douglas psychosexual thriller, starred Lizzy Caplan and Joshua Jackson and was produced in-house by Paramount Tv Studios. The sequence, from showrunner Alexandra Cunningham (Soiled John) didn’t garner favorable opinions regardless of its star energy with THR chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg noting that the present was “more likely to be ignored.” It has a 37 p.c ranking amongst critics and 71 p.c rating from viewers on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rabbit Gap, in the meantime, was ordered straight to sequence in mid-2021 and was additionally produced in-house by CBS Studios. The sequence marked Sutherland’s return to tv after ABC-turned-Netflix drama Designated Survivor and hailed from This Is Us duo John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. The present marked a reunion on the time for Sutherland and former Paramount International exec David Nevins, who beforehand developed 24. Nevins exited the corporate final 12 months after greater than a decade.
Rabbit Gap garnered extra favorable opinions, with a 76 p.c and 86 p.c rating amongst critics and viewers, respectively. In his evaluation, THR’s Fienberg referred to as the drama a “Gap-ly inconsistent thriller.” (Paramount+, like different streamers, doesn’t launch conventional viewership information.)
Deadly Attraction, which Cunningham hoped to proceed with a second season, and Rabbit Gap turn into the newest cancellations to come back at Paramount+ and be part of the just lately axed iCarly sequel, Star Trek: Prodigy (which discovered a brand new dwelling at Netflix), Grease: Rise of the Pink Girls, The Sport and the unscripted present Queen of the Universe. The latter 4 exhibits, along with being canceled, had been additionally faraway from Paramount+ because the streamer, like others, took benefit of a tax write-off. Additionally faraway from the platform was Inside Amy Schumer, Inform Me a Story and scores of originals from Nickelodeon.
Amid an unsure economic system, streamers and networks alike have been reviewing their slates of expensive scripted originals as their dad or mum firms look to rightsize their rosters in an effort to be extra fiscally accountable. The strikes have largely introduced an finish to the so-called Peak TV wave and the free spending that got here with it.