Peripheral fans are distraught when Amazon cancels the series despite ordering a second season

Amazon has canceled its original series The Periphery although the show was renewed for a second season back in February.

The sci-fi series told the story of Flynne Fisher (played by Chloë Grace Moretz) as she navigated time travel, robots, avatars, secret missions and the apocalypse.

citation, diversity And deadline reported on Friday (August 18) that the ongoing strikes by writers and actors played a role in the decision to cancel the show. Due to the studio’s backlog, the second season of The Periphery The publications reported that implementation had been delayed until 2025.

The Independent has reached out to Amazon Prime Video for comment.

The cast for the first season also included Jack Reynor, Gary Carr, Eli Goree, Louis Herthum, JJ Feild, T’Nia Miller, Charlotte Riley, Alexandra Billings, Adelind Horan, Alex Hernandez, Katie Leung, Julian Moore-Cook and Melinda Page Hamilton , Chris Coy and Austin Rising.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter), fans of the show shared their disappointment at the news.

“SO MAD THIS,” one person wrote.

“When are we doing good shows again and keeping them alive instead of putting out 100 shows a year and then canceling them after one season? I’m sick of this,” said another.

Others lamented the fact The Periphery hadn’t completed its storyline after the first season.

“First [Netflix’s] 1899, well that, both great shows that ended with insane cliffhangers but got canceled after the first season. I don’t want to start shows that aren’t over yet,” wrote one fan.

“@PrimeVideo @amazon You have the same genes as Netflix and cancel a lot of good shows with no real ending,” raged another.

“What a waste. A solid first season setting up what I expected for a crazy second season,” added a third.

On Friday it was also reported that Amazon had canceled A league of its own (a TV adaptation of the 1992 Tom Hanks film), again after the series was renewed for an abridged final season in April.

It’s been a month since the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) joined striking WGA members in demanding fairer pay.

It’s the first time in over 60 years that both film actors and writers have held back labor at the same time, leading to a virtual shutdown of Hollywood.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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