Wednesday, September 16, 2020

ABC Cancels 'Stumptown' Despite Previous Season 2 Renewal

ABC has today made the surprising decision to cancel its original drama series Stumptown after one season - reversing the decision it made in the spring to bring the show back for Season 2. The cancellation today is a result of timing in trying to get the show back into production.

While set in Portland, the drama is actually produced in Los Angeles. It had not started production on its second season yet. The production delays resulted in the broadcast network acknowledging that the series couldn't make it back onto the air this fall - when it wanted the drama to return. Coupled with high production costs, the network opted to cancel the series instead of waiting for it to eventually return sometime in 2021. The studio, ABC Signature, plans on shopping the series to other outlets.

The drama starred Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, Camryn Manheim and Michael Ealy.

Jason Richman created the drama. He executive produced with David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer, Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood.

The drama is the fourth series to have its renewal reversed due to COVID-19 production issues - joining The Society and I Am Not Okay With This on Netflix and I'm Sorry on TruTV.