Deadline is reporting that Amazon family dramedy The Dangerous Book for Boys has been cancelled after one season.
The news comes after Amazon president Jennifer Salke mentioned to the press earlier this summer that a renewal for the well-received series would be difficult given the cost. Where the show did a lot of fantasy sequences that required new sets to be built, new costumes, more green screen, etc., it needed a stronger audience in order to offset the costs that other family shows might not have. There’s no indication as of yet that the show, co-produced with Sony, will be shopped around to other outlets.
Based on the Conn and Hal Iggulden book of the same name, The Dangerous Book for Boys followed the McKenna family as they came to grips with the loss of their patriarch, inventor Patrick (Chris Diamantopoulos). Before Patrick’s untimely passing, he put together a book filled with everything the boys would need in his absence, a sort of how-to guide to childhood that touched on everything from how to talk to girls to the value of honesty. The series followed youngest child Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman) as he poured through the book while working through the grief over the loss of his father.
In addition to Diamantopoulos and Bateman, The Dangerous Book for Boys starred Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital), Drew Logan Powell (Blindspot), Kyan Zielinski (The Lunchbox Brigade), and Swoosie Kurtz (Pushing Daisies).
The full series of The Dangerous Book for Boys was released this spring on Amazon. You can check out a trailer for the show below.