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Amazon cancels I Love Dick in original content overhaul

Amazon cancels I Love Dick in original content overhaul


Jeff Bezos wants his own Game of Thrones, not niche shows by women

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Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick has been canceled after one season, Variety reports. The show, an adaptation of Chris Kraus’ modern classic feminist novel and a long overdue star vehicle for Kathryn Hahn, was lauded for its boundary-pushing depiction of “the female loser” and female artistic obsession.

Amazon also announced the cancelation of Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, a semi-autobiographical dark comedy that ran for two seasons, starting with a pilot episode directed by Martin Scorsese protege Nicole Holofcener.

Notaro’s show was originally championed by Louis CK; he worked as a producer on the first two seasons. Notaro called it “a huge relief” when he was removed from the project following sexual harassment allegations in December 2017. In addition to the loss of I Love Dick, Soloway’s critical and popular hit Transparent has been stained by Jeffrey Tambor’s sexual harassment allegations and subsequent resignation.

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It’s been three months since Amazon Studios executive Roy Price resigned, as the result of a sexual harassment complaint filed by Man in the High Castle executive producer Isa Hackett. Since his departure, Amazon has nixed a whole swathe of his projects, all to satisfy Jeff Bezos’ request that the studio steer away from niche, critically acclaimed content (largely made by women!), and focus resources on finding the Amazon equivalent of Game of Thrones.

The studio recently passed on all three shows that Price had ordered for the fall 2017 pilot season — including New York comedian Bridget Everett’s Love You More, a George Saunders-penned zombie show starring Glenn Close, and Diarra Kilpatrick’s viral fame satire The Climb.