The entertainment industry is in a slump. Not only is there a major strike threatening to bring everything down, but companies like Disney and Warner are also canceling series and movies to cut costs.
This isn’t the first time Disney has canceled series for Disney Plus and Hulu. In May, we revealed that their TV libraries for Disney Plus and Hulu were about to shed weight, with cancellations like Willow, Pistol, and Y: The Last Man.
According to Deadline, Disney’s television adaptation of the book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, which was set to premiere on Disney+, has been canceled by the entertainment giant.
And the same outlet also reports that Disney’s live-action series Nautilus has been scrapped. The series starring Captain Nemo was also set to premiere on Disney’s main streaming platform.
Cancellations to save money? The world turned upside down
The cancellations of Nautilus and The Spiderwick Chronicles before they could see the light of day are a new low blow. The filming for both series had already concluded, and principal photography for both wrapped up in January.
However, unlike many other original Disney Plus TV series, the duo won’t even have the privilege of premiering on the platform they were originally conceived for.
It’s possible that both series could find a home on some of the other platforms in the industry. Deadline reports that Paramount Television Studios, which co-produced The Spiderwick Chronicles, is exploring the television adaptation.
In reality, there’s no reason why they couldn’t launch the series on Paramount+, the streaming platform of their parent company in the United States. As for Nautilus, it’s believed that Disney is working with its production team to find an alternative channel for its broadcast.
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