EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: It will come as a shocker to Stumptown followers. The breakout sequence starring Cobie Smulders, which was renewed for a second season in Could, is not going to be going ahead with the Season 2 order. The studio behind the present, ABC Signature, plans to buy it and discover a new house for it, I hear.
Stumptown was a part of the autumn 2020 ABC schedule introduced in June, slated to return to the Wednesday 10 PM slot it occupied final season. Based on sources, a timing problem associated to the manufacturing begin delay made it unattainable for the present to be prepared for a fall launch when the community had scheduling wants for the 2020-21 season. In consequence, the community decided to not transfer ahead with the beforehand commissioned new season.
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The sequence, which movies in Los Angeles, had not began manufacturing and didn’t have a agency begin date when the decision to not go together with Season 2 was made this week. I hear the coronavirus pandemic performed a big position within the delay, which was additionally associated to the additional time wanted to get the scripts in fine condition after the sequence modified artistic course with a showrunner change on the finish of Season 1. I hear because of this, Season 2 of Stumptown wouldn’t have been prepared till April, which is the tip of the printed season, in the end resulting in the cancellation. The solid and the crew have been simply notified of the choice this afternoon.
The well-received motion dramedy is the newest sequence to turn out to be casualty of the COVID-related manufacturing shutdown, which scrambled schedules and led to networks reversing pickup choices. These embody The Society and I’m Not OK With This at Netflix and I’m Sorry at TBS.
As a high-end drama, Stumptown already was among the many costliest second-year broadcast TV scripted sequence. Moreover, with elaborate stunts, in depth location shoots and romance, Stumptown is the kind of sequence most impacted by COVID-related restrictions, limiting the type of scenes the present might do and resulting in important price range will increase.
One of the anticipated new sequence of final season, Stumptown shortly developed robust fan following and emerged as a powerhouse in digital and delayed viewing.
Based mostly on a graphic novel sequence following veteran Dex Parios, it stars Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, with Camryn Manheim and Michael Ealy. Created and exec produced by Jason Richman, David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer, Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood are exec producers.
Take a look at Dealdine’s IGTV interviews with Smulders after the conclusion of the sequence’ Season 1, the place she mentioned the plans for Season 2: