Amazon Prime’s HIT comedy series will not be renewed for a second season, leaving fans devastated.
British comedy Ten Percent, based on French series Call My Agent, was canceled shortly after one season. diversity reports.
Directed by W1A’s John Morton, the series takes place in London at a talent agency where, following the sudden death of their founder, the agents struggle to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat.
The comedy series, starring Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Maggie Steed, premiered on Amazon Prime Video in April 2022.
There were also guest appearances from big stars like Helena Bonham Carter, Dominic West, Himesh Patel and David Harewood.
Ten Percent scored 75% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics said, “Ten Percent is a shoddy remake of its French inspiration, but a glittering roster of guest stars and budding ensemble chemistry suggest this office comedy may eventually reclaim the magic.”
Fans took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their reactions to the UK remake and their hopes for a second season.
One said: “I absolutely loved #TenPercent on Amazon Prime. Smashed all 8 episodes this week… Highly Recommended! Great storylines and characters.”
Another wrote: “Just finished season 1 of Ten Percent on Amazon. I really enjoyed it, a funny, simple film with a great cast. I’m already looking forward to the next season.”
A third wrote: “Just saw #TenPercent on Amazon Prime. Funny and thought provoking at the same time. I hope a second series will be commissioned.”
The original French series entitled “Dix Pour Cent” (translated as Ten Percent) was a huge hit and went on to run for three more seasons.
The cast included Camille Cottin and Assaad Bouab, whose performances on the series made them international stars.
Camille will next be seen in Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice and Guy Nattiv’s Golda.
Meanwhile, Assaad recently starred in Inventing Anna and Bad Sisters.
Although the French series started back in 2015, it wasn’t until the pandemic that viewers started watching the French series in 2020.
However, success led to numerous local adaptations, including in Spanish, Italian, Indonesian and Indian.
The French version has started Filming for her fifth season and there are also talks of a feature-length film in development.
A few different storylines are explored, including one that would take place partially in New York.
The film is expected to bring back the rest of the main cast as well, as well as French and some international stars, possibly American as well.