Paramount+ has canceled 2 freshman dramas after just one season.
Fatal Attraction, a modern-day interpretation of the original 1987 thriller, starring Joshua Jackson and Lizzy Caplan, and the Kiefer Sutherland-headlined spy drama Rabbit Hole will not return for second seasons it was revealed today.
“We want to thank both series’ entire creative teams, crews and the fantastic casts for their dedication to bringing these series to life,” said a spokesperson for Paramount+ today.
“Both Fatal Attraction and Rabbit Hole will continue to be available on Paramount+ for audiences to discover.”
The move comes as the streamer engages in further cost-cutting measures including the removal of a number of original titles from its streaming library. MAX and Disney+ have recently also cleaned house in the same manner.
In Disney+’s case a planned Spiderwick Chronicles series was licensed to Roku as an event series which will now air in 2024. In June, Paramount+’s canceled Star Trek: Prodigy was picked up by Netflix.
Although Fatal Attraction and Rabbit Hole may initially seem like a shoe-in for a Netflix pickup, both The Spiderwick Chronicles (an adaptation of a famous book series with film and video game tie-ins) and Star Trek: Prodigy (another branch of the globally successful Trek franchise) come with ready made fanbases and a certain degree of hype, which neither Paramount+’s latest cancelations can match.
Rotten Tomatoes reported a 37% approval rating for Fatal Attraction, and while Rabbit Hole scored a more respectable 76%, the short-lived series was described by critics as having “one twist too many” and “a caper that … doesn’t quite know what it wants to be.”
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