“Reboot” Cancelled After One Season
One of the best comedy series of 2022, “Reboot”, won’t be returning for a second season, as it has been confirmed that Disney has cancelled the show. The series is released as a Hulu Original in the United States and as a Star Original on Disney+ internationally and on Star+ in Latin America.
Ironically, the show is about a fictitious cancelled family sitcom from the early 2000s, that is rebooted by Hulu executives and forces its dysfunctional cast back together. Now they must deal with their unresolved issues in today’s fast-changing world.
The series stars Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer, Johnny Knoxville, Paul Reiser, Rachel Bloom, Calum Worthy and Krista Marie Yu. 20th Television is the studio behind the show, and it was created by Modern Family co-creator, Steven Levitan, who serves as an executive producer alongside Danielle Stokdyk and Jeff Morton.
The good news is that Steven Levitan is going to be trying to sell the show to another streaming platform, and according to Deadline, another streaming service has already asked to read the scripts from a second season. So it is possible that the show could return and, no doubt, will use the real-life situation as inspiration for the storyline of it moving from Hulu to another platform.
Steven Levitan took to social media shortly after the news of the cancellation and retweeted an article indicating that “Reboot” needed more than just eight episodes. Sitcoms often take a while to find an audience, and with a short run of just eight episodes, it was going to be much harder to do so. Ironically, had this series been made back in the 2000s, it would have probably had a full season of twenty-plus episodes and given a few seasons to find that audience, but in the streaming world with instant data, if something doesn’t click, it’s almost instantly cancelled so resources can be used on finding something else which might do.
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