Following its second season, Apple TV+ has decided to not renew the hit show The Afterparty for another season. The news comes as a disappointment to fans of the genre-bending series, which concluded its run just over a month ago on the tech giant’s streaming service.
What do we know about season 2 of ‘The Afterparty’?
Created by Chris Miller and Philip Lord, The Afterparty is a comedy series on Apple TV+ that takes on a different genre in each episode depending on whatever character’s point of view was front and center. In the second season, Zo Chao, Sam Richardson, and Tiffany Haddish reprised their original roles at a wedding that is disrupted when the groom turns up dead. John Cho, Paul Walter Hauser, Ken Jeong, Anna Konkle, Poppy Liu, Elizabeth Perkins, Jack Whitehall, Zach Woods, and Vivian Wu round out the season two cast.
Why was ‘The Afterparty’ canceled?
Viewing data for The Afterparty, like other streaming shows, is not publicly available but fans have suspected that the show garnered less attention than the platform had expected. During its existence, the show also failed to make it to the top ten original streaming series in Nielsen’s rankings. The Afterparty’s producer, Sony Pictures Television, plans to hunt for a new home for the show. Each season of the show tells a separate story and had Anthony King and Miller as co-showrunners and executive producers alongside Lord under the Lord Miller banner for the second season. Producers included Michael Cedar, Aubrey Lee (senior vp television at Lord Miller), and Bridger Winegar.