Have you ever been left feeling disappointed when you discovered that your beloved Amazon original series won’t be continuing? Well, you’re not alone in this letdown. Amazon has been pumping out a ton of awesome original content, but unfortunately, some shows just don’t make the cut. It’s a bummer to say goodbye to hits like Mozart in the Jungle, Hand of God, and One Mississippi, which had a great run before their untimely endings. And let’s not forget about the underrated gems like Betas, Good Girls Revolt, and Jean-Claude Van Johnson that were tragically cut short after only one season.
If you’re curious about the fate of your favorite Amazon original, you can refer to this handy list to see which ones have been given the ax. But keep in mind, this list doesn’t include shows like Transparent, which gracefully wrapped up after its fifth season. There are also a few shows that are currently taking a break, and once their cancellations are confirmed by Amazon, they’ll be added to the list.
But here’s the silver lining – even if a show gets canceled, it can still be considered one of the greatest ever. The good news is that Amazon Prime subscribers can still enjoy these canceled Amazon originals long after their series have ended. So, even if your favorite show is no longer in production, you can still relive all the excitement and entertainment it brought.
1. The Man in the High Castle
Imagine a world where the Axis powers emerged victorious in World War II, and America is left divided between the Germans and Japanese. This incredible alternate history series delves into a reality that is much bleaker and more terrifying than our own. With suspenseful conspiracies unraveling and loyalties being put to the test, it’s truly disappointing that Amazon decided to cancel this masterpiece.
Premiered: January 15, 2015
Actors: Alexa Davalos, Joel de la Fuente, Rufus Sewell
Patriot, a darkly comedic spy thriller, revolved around an intelligence officer on a mission to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The show skillfully blended suspense and humor, taking viewers on an exhilarating ride. Unfortunately, Patriot ended prematurely, leaving fans yearning for more of its addictive storytelling.
Actors: Michael Dorman, Terry O’Quinn, Michael Chernus
3. Mozart in the Jungle
Get ready for a sneak peek into the lives of professional musicians in this dramedy. It’s all about the artistic passion and drama that lies beneath the surface. And let’s not forget the eccentric maestro leading the way! It’s a shame that Amazon has decided to part ways with this unforgettable symphony.
Premiered: February 6, 2014
Actors: Gael García Bernal, Lola Kirke, Malcolm McDowell
Love, marriage, and parenthood – a true whirlwind of emotions and challenges. This incredible British comedy-drama managed to deliver a painfully realistic yet heartwarming portrayal of a couple navigating the unexpected rollercoaster of an unplanned pregnancy. We laughed, we cried, and we fell in love with the characters. However, our joy was abruptly halted when Amazon made the unfortunate decision to pull the plug on this absolute gem.
Premiered: June 2015
Actors: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Ashley Jensen
5. Z: The Beginning of Everything
This captivating period drama takes us into the glamorous yet volatile world of the Jazz Age, chronicling the life of Zelda Fitzgerald. We are immediately drawn into her story, full of passion and fame. However, despite its promise, Amazon has decided to close the curtain on this tale.
Genres: Period drama
Actors: Christina Ricci, Gavin Stenhouse, David Hoflin
6. The Last Tycoon
This adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel was a real visual treat, delving into the not-so-glamorous aspects of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Unfortunately, Amazon decided to pull the plug on it, breaking the hearts of devoted fans who were eagerly following the show’s progress.
Premiered: June 17, 2016
Actors: Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins
7. Red Oaks
Step into a time machine and journey back to the totally rad ’80s with this nostalgia-filled coming-of-age comedy. Picture yourself in a quirky New Jersey country club, where the magic of first love, friendship, and navigating the ups and downs of growing up comes to life. But alas, our fun-filled trip down memory lane has been abruptly halted as Amazon decided to bid farewell to this delightful blast from the past.
Premiered: August 28, 2014
Actors: Craig Roberts, Ennis Esmer, Oliver Cooper
8. Jean-Claude Van Johnson
Get ready for a hilarious and action-packed comedy featuring the iconic Jean-Claude Van Damme. In this show, Van Damme plays a larger-than-life version of himself, who leads a double life as a secret undercover operative. Fans absolutely loved this unique and self-aware series, but then came the surprising news – Amazon demanded one last roundhouse kick before calling it a day.
Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kat Foster, Moises Arias
9. Alpha House
Let’s dive into the lives of four US senators who share a house in Washington D.C. This political satire managed to elicit laughter and discomfort from us simultaneously. With its clever wit and timely humor, it had us hooked. However, Amazon decided to pull the plug on this show, bringing an end to their run.
Premiered: April 19, 2013
Actors: John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy
10. Hand of God
Justice takes an unexpected turn in this intense drama when a corrupt judge, driven by a religious awakening, sets out on a vigilante mission. The film delves deep into the complexities of power and morality, offering a thought-provoking exploration that leaves you wanting more screen time.
Premiered: August 28, 2014
Actors: Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Alona Tal
11. Good Girls Revolt
Imagine a gripping drama that draws inspiration from actual events that took place in the late ’60s. This show shines a light on the incredible challenges that women had to confront in the workplace during that time. It’s a story that’s both empowering and filled with courage, but sadly, it was abruptly cut short when Amazon surprisingly canceled it.
Premiered: November 4, 2015
Actors: Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, Erin Darke