Amazon’s “Mad Dogs,” the U.S. remake of the British dark comedy that ran for three series, has met the fate of many trans-Atlantic show remakes – cancelled after one season.
Ben Chaplin, Michael Imperioli, Romany Malco and Steve Zahn starred in the story of a longtime, forty-something group of friends who reunite in Belize at a crossroads in their lives.
Producer Shawn Ryan announced the news on social media today saying:
“A decision was made not to make any more episodes of Mad Dogs… we were lucky to be one the best reviewed dramas on Amazon, if not the best. A lot of critics got what we were going for, so thanks.”
Ryan says the decision came down to a disagreement between Amazon Studios head Roy Price and the creative team about the direction for the second season following a meeting last week in which Ryan and co-creator Cris Cole laid out their plans for a storyline:
“Ultimately, Amazon didn’t want to make that story and we didn’t want to make the kind of story they wanted us to make. Mad Dogs is extremely important to Cris and I and we can’t do the show any other way than to follow Cris’ vision.”
The first season, which premiered January 22nd, is still available on the streaming service.