ABC Cancels “Queens”
Disney’s ABC Signature Studios will not be moving forward on the second season of the drama series, “Queens”, which follows four women in their 40s who reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had in the ‘90s when they were legends in the hip-hop world.
“Queens” stars Eve as Brianna aka Professor Sex, Naturi Naughton as Jill aka Da Thrill, Nadine Velazquez as Valeria aka Butter Pecan, Taylor Sele as Eric Jones, Pepi Sonuga as Lil Muffin and Brandy as Naomi aka Xplicit Lyrics.
The series debuted on ABC in October, earning a 0.4 demo rating and 1.78 million viewers in Live+Same Day, it was also released on Hulu. However, as the show continued, other shows would beat it in the ratings but probably the biggest issue for the series, was when Eve had to leave the series due to becoming pregnant.
Internationally the series was released as a Star Original on Disney+. This also continues the trend of many Star Originals being cancelled after one season, such as “Filthy Rich”, “Rebel”, “Next”, “The Big Leap” and “Y: The Last Man”.
“Queens” was produced by ABC Signature. The pilot episode was written by Zahir McGhee and directed by Tim Story. Zahir McGhee, Sabrina Wind and Tim Story are executive producers. Swizz Beatz is an executive music producer.
You can watch “Queens” now on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ internationally.
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