With the months-long WGA strike seemingly poised for an early resolution, Starz is ahead of the inevitable post-strike cull. The network has canceled four original series, including one that hasn’t even aired yet.
There are wrestling dramas on the block Heelscomedy Run the world and drama Blind spots, each of which recently aired their second seasons. Plus drama The worship of Samantha Bird will not resume production after halting midway through the first season when the WGA strike began in May.
Canceling four series at once is no small step for the cable network. Starz recently announced an end date for a long-running hit Foreignerwhich will leave the channel and its sister streamer largely dependent on what remains Current spin-offs and a handful of other programs such as horror comedy Radiant Vale. (In line with spinoffs, Starz has also greenlit a 10-episode prequel series, Outlander: Blood of My Blood from the original’s executive producers.)
The outgoing series had no shortage of star power. Heels (starring Stephen Amell) came from former Loki head writer Michael Waldron, Run the world was produced by Yvette Lee Bowser and Blind spots counted Daveed Diggs as co-creator. The worship of Samantha Bird was to shine 13 reasons why alum Katherine Langford.
Although Starz did not comment on the fate of the four series, a source confirmed the news The Hollywood Reporter after it was first reported by Variety.