The Amazon series “Good Girls Revolt,” which premiered in October to mostly positive reviews, has been canceled by the streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sony Pictures Television and TriStar Television banner are in the process of securing the rights back from Amazon in hopes of shopping the series to another outlet.
The 10-episode drama, which was set in 1969, followed a group of young female researchers working at News of the Week and was inspired by the landmark sexual discrimination cases covered in Lynn Povich’s book “Good Girls Revolt.”
According to streaming monitor Symphony Advanced Media, the series collected more viewers than many of Amazon’s other originals. Reportedly, Amazon Studios head Roy Price didn’t see it as an awards-season player and passed on a second season.
“Based on data provided to us from Sony, Symphony Advanced Media reported our show was a hit, and we have loyal viewers,” cast member Dana Calvo told BuzzFeed hours after hearing of the cancellation. “Eighty percent of people who watched the first few minutes of the pilot stayed until the last minutes of the finale. We had twice ‘Transparent’s’ audience. We were stunned by Amazon’s decision, but heartened and encouraged by Sony’s devotion to the project.”
Of Amazon’s launches this year, “One Mississippi” has been picked up for another year and prospects look good for “Goliath.” Still uncertain are the possibilities of a second year for “Fleabag” or Woody Allen’s “Crisis in Six Scenes.”