Amazon Cancels Season 2 Of ‘The Peripheral’, Fans Devastated

The Peripheral at Amazon’s Prime Video has had its second season renewal cancelled, bringing an end to the sci-fi series’ run. The renewal had already come as a bit of a surprise, sources familiar with the matter revealed. The show’s development was led by the former head of genre programming at Amazon Studios, Sharon Tal Yguado, who was instrumental in bringing the creative team behind Westworld to the streaming platform. Fans of the Chloë Grace Moretz led project are devastated to hear this news, expressing their distaste for the decision on social media.

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Why did Amazon cancel ‘The Peripheral’?

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The non-renewal of The Peripheral comes while Hollywood writers and performers are in the midst of a labor strike. Sources suggest that the show wasn’t renewed due to the ongoing work stoppages. The un-renewal happened after the show had been approved for a second season in February, roughly two months after the show’s first (and now only) season had aired. The production had reportedly started pre-production in early May when the writing team went on strike, aiming to improve their contract with studios and streaming platforms.

What was ‘The Peripheral’ about?

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The Peripheral centers on Flynne Fisher, a young woman in the “forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America” who is struggling to keep her family together. Despite her intelligence and ambition, Flynne seems trapped. That is, until the future reaches out to her and offers her a second chance. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, the series is a sci-fi drama adaptation of the novel “The Peripheral” by William Gibson. The tagline for the show reads, “Set in a future where technology has subtly altered society, a woman discovers a secret connection to an alternate reality as well as a dark future of her own.”