Starz is cleaning house: The pay-cable network has cancelled three series, dropping the axe on sophomore shows Heels, Run the World and Blindspotting, our sister site Variety reports. In addition, the network has scrapped plans for The Venery of Samantha Bird, which was in development.
Heels starred Arrow alum Stephen Amell as Jack Spade, a pro wrestler competing alongside his younger brother Ace (Alexander Ludwig). Season 2 saw Jack and Ace “continue to fight over their late father’s legacy and their individual versions of success, while also working to find their own identity as a ‘face’ or a ‘heel,’” per the official synopsis. The season ended on a shocking cliffhanger, with Jack — spoiler alert — seemingly paralyzed after landing a dangerous Shooting Star Press from the top rope. (Read our full recap here.)
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Run the World was an ensemble comedy starring Amber Stevens West about a close-knit group of Black women living in Harlem who navigate life and relationships together. Season 2 debuted in May; the cancellation caps the series at a total of 16 episodes. Blindspotting was a spinoff of the acclaimed 2018 film and starred Jasmine Cephas Jones, reprising her role from the movie. Season 2 debuted in April.
The Venery of Samantha Bird was to star 13 Reasons Why alum Katherine Langford in a psychological thriller about a young woman who reconnects with her childhood sweetheart and embarks on a new romance that might not be what it seems. It received an eight-episode order from Starz in October; six of the eight episodes were reportedly filmed before production shut down due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.
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