Sunday, January 29, 2023

Disney+ Cancels 'The Mysterious Benedict Society' After Two Seasons

Disney+ has decided to cancel its original drama series The Mysterious Benedict Society after two seasons. The news was first revealed by series co-creator Phil Hay on Twitter last night.

Hay wrote: "Dear friends- season 2 will mark the end of The Mysterious Benedict Society's journey on Disney+. We love everyone who helped make this truly special and indeed life-affirming experience happen. No regrets- so proud of what we made! The beauty of streaming is that the show lives on Disney+ and you can find it whenever you want to visit. Spoiler alert for how the story ends: the kids stay friends forever."

The drama starred Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst, Gia Sandhu, Mystic Inscho, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira and Marta Kessler.

Hay co-developed the drama with Matt Manfredi based on the book series by Trenton Lee Stewart. They executive produced with Jamie Tarses, Darren Swimmer, Todd Slavkin, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, David Ellender, Matt Loze and James Bobin. 20th Television, Halcyon Studios and Slavkin Swimmer Productions produced.

The drama wrapped its 16-episode run on December 7, 2022. Moreover, the series won two trophies at last month's inaugural Children's and Family Emmy Awards - for costume design and directing.