Amazon has opted to cancel one of its best-reviewed dramas, “Good Girls Revolt,” after just one season of ten episodes.
Set in 1969, Good Girls Revolt centers on a group of young female researchers who work at News of the Week, inspired by the landmark sexual discrimination cases chronicled in Lynn Povich’s book of the same name.
Producers TriStar Television are reportedly in the process of getting the rights back from Amazon and plan to shop the period drama elsewhere.
Streaming monitor Symphony Advanced Media claims “Good Girls Revolt” scored more viewers than many of Amazon’s other originals, twice that of its more publicised series “Transparent,” and it not only got good critical reaction but scored very favorably with its members.
So why was it axed? The Live Feed has heard from sources that Amazon Studios head Roy Price was not a fan and passed on ordering a second season after hearing Sony’s season two pitch this week.
This marks the second one-and-done Amazon order this year the other being the “Mad Dogs” remake which also came from Sony’s TV division. Amazon has “The Last Tycoon,” “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” “I Love Dick,” “The Tick” and “Sneaky Pete” all in the works for 2017.