Amazon axes Tig Notaro's One Mississippi | Web giant 'moving away from niche comedy'

Amazon axes Tig Notaro's One Mississippi

Web giant 'moving away from niche comedy'

Tig Notaro’s acclaimed comedy show One Mississippi has been cancelled after two series.

The move comes Amazon seeks bigger comedies with mass appeal, according to Hollywood website Deadline.

One Mississippi was a semi-autobiographical show about a radio host called Tig who is recovering from a double mastectomy and returns to her small town following the death of her mother.

The show attracted headlines because of the Louis CK sex scandal as the comedian was an executive producer on the series. However, he was not actively involved in the programme and Notaro had long distanced herself from her former pal.

Amazon has also axed two other comedies – I Love Dick from Transparent creator Jill Soloway and Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

The latter, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a fictionise version of himself as a retired martial arts star, was only released in December following a pilot last summer.

Amazon has drastically trimmed its comedy slate, axing everything except Transparent, Mozart In The Jungle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Tick, which it renewed yesterday.

Howeve, it has just signed a two-year first-look deal with Catastrophe co-creator Sharon Horgan and her Merman production house.

Published: 18 Jan 2018

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