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Amazon has canceled the comedy series “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” TheWrap has confirmed.
The series, co-created by Bryan Cranston and “Superbad” director Greg Mottola, has not been picked up for a second season after its first outing failed to attract an audience.
Inspired by the 2006 book of the same name by Conn and Hal Iggulden, the Amazon Studios-Sony Pictures Television co-production debuted in March following a long development process which included a brief period at NBC.
The comedy followed a boy named Wyatt who, along with his brothers, is mourning the death of their father, a brilliant inventor named Patrick. The story begins when Wyatt receives a copy of “The Dangerous Book For Boys” bequeathed by his father. The book triggers Wyatt’s imagination, as he weaves a fantasy world in which he reconnects with his father and learns important life lessons.
Chris Diamantopoulos and Gabriel Bateman starred in the series, along with Erinn Hayes, Drew Logan Powell, Kyan Zielinski and Swoosie Kurtz.
Cranston and James Degus executive produced for Cranston’s Moonshot Entertainment, along with Mottola and showrunner Michael Glouberman.
Deadline first reported the news.