Amazon Cancels Drama Series ‘Mad Dogs’ After One Season

Creator Shawn Ryan announces end of show on Twitter

Amazon has canceled drama series “Mad Dogs” after one season, according to the show’s showrunner and executive producer.

Shawn Ryan announced the series’ end Sunday on Twitter.

“Wanted to report that a decision was made not to make any more episodes of Mad Dogs,” Ryan wrote in the first of a series of tweets. He added, “We were lucky to be one the best reviewed dramas on Amazon, if not the best. A lot of critics got what we were going for, so thanks.”

Best known as the creator of the FX drama “The Shield,” Ryan also has served as an executive producer on “The Chicago Code,” “Last Resort,” “The Unit,” “Lie to Me” and “Terriers.”

“Mad Dogs” premiered its first season in January on Amazon. The series, about a group of longtime friends on a tropical vacation who find themselves ensnared in a world of crime and murder, was adapted from the U.K. series of the same name.

The Amazon version starred Michael Imperioli, Billy Zane, Steve Zahn, Romany Malco and Ben Chaplin.