AMC Scraps ‘61st Street‘ Season 2, ’Invitation to a Bonfire’ Series (EXCLUSIVE)
AMC is not transferring ahead with “61st Road” Season 2 or its collection adaptation of “Invitation to a Bonfire,” Selection has discovered solely.
The second season of authorized drama “61st Road” had already been shot, however AMC not plans to air it. As well as, 4 of the six episodes of “Invitation to a Bonfire” had been shot earlier than AMC determined to tug the plug.
The selections have been made as a part of price chopping measures introduced by AMC in December 2022, during which the corporate acknowledged it could take write-downs for as much as $475 million. That determine included $400 million for “strategic programming assessments” and $75 million for “organizational restructuring prices,” per an SEC submitting. Simply previous to that announcement, AMC Networks CEO Christina Spade abruptly departed the corporate after lower than three months within the position. James L. Dolan was then named interim government chairman by the board of administrators shortly thereafter. Dolan is slated to stay in his new position till March 6, 2023 or till the board finds a brand new CEO, whichever comes first.
Dolan beforehand warned AMC staffers about vital cutbacks on the firm in a memo following Spade’s exit. “We’re primarily a content material firm and the mechanisms for the monetization of content material are in disarray,” he wrote on the time. Dolan additionally spoke of “a large-scale layoff in addition to cuts to each working space of AMC Networks” that may be applied. To that finish, AMC’s unscripted chief Marco Bresaz grew to become the newest high-profile government to depart, whereas AMC additionally reversed its determination to resume the drama collection “Moonhaven” for a second season.
Nonetheless, it’s potential the scrapped reveals might discover life on different platforms, as AMC acknowledged within the SEC submitting “The Firm could notice some future licensing and different income related to a few of the owned titles.”
“61st Road” was initially picked up at AMC as a two-season occasion collection in 2019. The primary season aired in April 2022. It was created by Peter Moffat and boasted Michael B. Jordan amongst its government producers. Courtney B. Vance starred in and government produced the collection, with the solid additionally together with Tosin Cole and Aunjanue Ellis.
“Invitation to a Bonfire” was picked as much as collection in February 2022. It was to be based mostly on the e-book of the identical identify by Adrienne Celt. The collection was described as a “psychological thriller set within the Thirties at an all-girls boarding faculty in New Jersey. Impressed by Vladimir and Vera Nabokov’s codependent marriage, the story revolves round Zoya, a younger Russian immigrant and groundskeeper, who’s drawn right into a deadly love triangle with the varsity’s latest college member — an enigmatic novelist — and his bewitching spouse.”
Rachel Caris Love created the collection and serves as government producer and showrunner. Robin Schwartz and Kyle Lauren government produced, with Carolyn Daucher producing. The solid included Tatiana Maslany, Ngozi Anyanwu, and Pilou Asbæk.