Amazon Cancels ‘I Love Dick,’ ‘One Mississippi,’ ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’

Streamer previously renewed “The Tick” for Season 2

Last Updated: January 17, 2018 @ 6:37 PM

Amazon has dropped the axe on three of it’s original series.

The freshman comedies “I Love Dick” and “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” as well as Tig Notaro’s two-season series “One Mississippi” have all been canceled by the streamer.

The news comes as Amazon continue to decide on the future of its programming slate following the departures of Amazon Studios executives Roy Price and Joe Lewis. The remaining comedies at Amazon include “Catastrophe,” “Transparent,” “Fleabag” and “The Tick,” which was renewed for a second season earlier today.

Amazon also has the hourlong comedy-drama “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” from “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, which premiered last year and earned two Golden Globe awards, for star Rachel Brosnahan and for the series overall.

“I Love Dick,” starring Kathryn Hahn and Kevin Bacon, hailed from “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway. Soloway remains under an overall deal with Amazon, having extended a multi-year extension of her contract last May.

“Jean-Claude Van Johnson” starred Jean-Claude Van Damme as a heightened version of himself, and debuted with a six-episode season back in December. “One Mississippi,” inspired by the life of star Tig Notaro, released its second season last September.

A shift in Amazon’s programming strategy has long been in the works, with the streamer cancelling period dramas “The Last Tycoon” and “Z: The Beginning of Everything” last September. Amazon made heavy investment in the rights to the “Lord of the Rings” in November, including a multi-season commitment to a series adaptation and the option for potential spinoffs.

CEO Jeff Bezos was said to be personally involved in the negotiations for the series, seeking to secure Amazon’s answer to HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and launch a crowd-pleasing series with broad appeal.