Teenage Bounty Hunters has been cancelled by Netflix after one season.
Teenage Bounty Hunters cracked the Nielsen Streaming Rankings Top 10 for the week of August 17-23 soon after it’s debut, but Deadline has reported that the show will not be picked for a second season, the news coming two months after it debuted on the streaming platform.
Created by Kathleen Jordan, who also wrote and co-executive produced, the story Teenage Bounty Hunters revolved around a pair of sixteen-year-old fraternal twins Sterling (Maddie Phillips) and Blair (Anjelica Bette Fellini), who team up with experienced bounty hunter Bowser Jenkins (Kadeem Hardison) to hunt down local criminals. The show also starred Virginia Williams who played both Debbie Wesley, the twins’ mother, and her twin sister Dana Culpepper.
The series focused on the girls as they figured out how to balance their high school life of friendships, romance, popular kids, and academics with their secret profession of rounding up bail skipping baddies.
The 10-episode series was part of Netflix’s multi-year deal with Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan. Tara Herrmann, Robert Sudduth, and Black McCormick executive produced alongside Jordan and Kohan, and Jesse Peretz directing and exec producing the premiere episodes.
This is Kohan’s second show to be discontinued by the streaming service, the other being GLOW. In light of these cancellations, she now only has anthology series Social Distance still going on the scripted front, as well as an unscripted docuseries in the works.
Netflix which goes straight-to-series on all of its projects has had a recent flurry of cancellations in the last few months. Shows such as mystery drama The Society, coming-of-age drama I Am Not Okay With This, and puppet series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance were all axed after only one season; such cancellation of series by Netflix after Season 1 can be seen as the equivalent to networks passing on some of their produced pilots.
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