#SaveODAAT: Can Sony TV Find New Home For Beloved Latinx Family Sitcom?

One Day at a Time co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett‏ sounded the alarm three weeks ago after a meeting with Netflix executive about a fourth season of the show. “I wish I felt more confident,” she wrote on February 20. And yet, the news…

‘One Day at a Time’ Canceled by Netflix After 3 Seasons, Sony to Shop Series Elsewhere

Netflix has canceled its “One Day at a Time” reboot after three seasons, the streamer announced on Wednesday.

Despite critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase, the show had been on the bubble for renewal, becoming the subject of a campaign for renewal on social media in recent months. Co-creator and co-showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett called on fans last month to stream the show and express their desire for a fourth season.

However, Netflix said Wednesday that the Norman Lear sitcom’s viewership numbers did not justify a fourth season. “The choice did not come easily — we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season,” the streamer said in a statement.

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Sony Pictures Television plans to shop the show to other outlets and networks in the coming weeks, according to an individual familiar with the situation.

“We had the time of our lives making this show,” executive producer Mike Royce said in a statement, confirming that the studio is searching for a new home for the show. “We worked with the best, most giving and talented cast, writers and crew ever, as well as the incomparable Norman Lear. So while our hearts are very heavy, they are also bursting with appreciation for this amazing experience.”

A Cuban-American-centric reboot of the 1970s sitcom that ran for nine seasons on CBS, “One Day at a Time” centers on a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenage daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old-school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider (Todd Grinnell).

Stephen Tobolowsky, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz also star. Michael Garcia and Brent Miller serve as producers on the series from Sony, Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios.

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“It’s been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear on One Day at a Time,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “I’ve personally spoken with Norman, and co-creators Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce, to express my gratitude to them, all the writers, the dedicated crew and the cast including the brilliant Justina Machado and dazzling Rita Moreno for creating a series with such humor, heart and humanity. This was a very difficult decision and we’re thankful to all the fans who’ve supported the series, our partners at Sony, and all the critics who embraced it. While it’s disappointing that more viewers didn’t discover One Day at a Time, I believe the series will stand the test of time.”

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— Mike Royce (@MikeRoyce) March 14, 2019

You got to LA, You did the work, You worked hard for a long time, You finally got a show, It was a critical darling and it STILL got canceled. A THREAD. Here we are. I can’t believe it but it happened. The show I love just got canceled. This happens. This is part of the gig.

— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) March 14, 2019

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Jared Harris Joins Cast of Sony Marvel Film ‘Morbius’

Jared Harris has joined the cast Sony’s “Morbius,” which will star Jared Leto as the titular Marvel comic book villain turned antihero, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Harris’ role is being kept under wraps.

“Morbius” is one of several projects being developed by Sony based on characters from the “Spider-Man” comics. The franchise paid dividends for the studio in 2018 with “Venom,” which grossed $855 million worldwide, and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which grossed $327 million and earned a Best Animated Feature Oscar last week. Both films have sequels in the works.

Daniel Espinosa will direct the film from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Lucas Foster are producing with Palak Patel overseeing for the studio.

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The Morbius character was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane and first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man” issue no. 101 in 1971. In the comics, Michael Morbius is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who is transformed into a vampire while attempting to cure a rare blood disease with a highly experimental approach involving electroshock therapy… and vampire bats.

As a “pseudo-vampire,” Morbius does not possess all the powers of an actual vampire, and isn’t subject to all the traditional limitations and weaknesses thereof, according to Marvel lore.

He must digest blood to survive and has a strong aversion to light, like most vampires. But he also has the ability to fly, and superhuman strength, speed and healing abilities. His bite tends to be lethal, but his victims do not necessarily become vampires themselves.

Morbius almost made it to the big screen before. In 2000, when Avi Arad was president and CEO of Marvel Studios, the company entered into an agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films or internet projects. Morbius would have been among the franchises.

Harris, best known for his roles on AMC’s “Mad Men” and Netflix’s “The Crown,” is repped by ICM, Gateway Management and Independent.

Deadline first reported the news.

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