Another week, another bloodbath of cancelled TV series. Here's what we lost over the weekend:
Apple TV+ has declined to move ahead and produce a new season of The Mosquito Coast.
The second season ended with the family heading deep into Guatemalan jungles to meet up with a community of refugees. It was going to set the stage for the series to more directly adapt the book that it was based on.
Peacock cancelled Vampire Academy - the YA show was killed off after just one 10-episode season.
NCIS: Los Angeles is ending with its current 14th season. The final episode ends in May. It does mean that the upcoming NCIS: Sydney will now never have the opportunity to cross over with Los Angeles naval law enforcement, but there will always be NCIS and NCIS: Hawaii.
Cobra Kai will end with its 6th and final season on Netflix.
“Our day one goal with ‘Cobra Kai’ has always been to end it on our terms, leaving the Valley in the time and place we’ve always imagined. So it is with immense pride and thankfulness that we are able to announce that achievement,” the statement continued. “While this may be a bittersweet day for the fandom, the Miyagiverse has never been stronger. This fandom is the BEST on the planet and we hope to be telling more ‘Karate Kid’ stories with you down the line. Because as we all know, Cobra Kai Never Dies.”
Streamers need to use data better
Considering all the information that streamers supposedly gather about us, why do we see silly issues like this:
- Boy Meets World star Ben Savage has signed the paperwork and will run for a seat in the US House of Representatives for California’s 30th District. He's a registered Democrat. Read: Complex
- The King Charles Coronation will be a three day event and involve a large concert (acts still TBA). Read: Deadline
- Avatar: The Way of Water has now crossed $2 billion globally. It is the 6th film to have done that, which also means that actor Zoe Saldaña is in four of the six films to have achieved that milestone. Read: Variety
- Rami Malek will star as Buster Keaton in a biography HBO Max show. The series will be produced by Matt Reeves. Read: Indiewire
- 83.5 million views were recorded for The Mandalorian season 3 trailer. A record for a Star Wars TV show. Read: Dark Horizons
- Netflix is not saying no to the idea of introducing FAST linear channels. Read: The Streamable
- ITV in the UK is reviving Deal Or No Deal. Read: Deadline
- Despite prime-time audiences of 151 for its Arabic news bulletin and 858 for its Mandarin news bulletin, SBS says audience numbers for its international news service World Watch are heading in the right direction. Meanwhile, I am curious whether it would make better financial sense just to send staff out to individual households to tell them what happened each day. Read: TV Tonight
Amazon Prime Video's Invincible returns at a date TBA for season 2.
And so begins another week. There'll be more newsletter tomorrow.