After just one season, AMC has scrapped its animated drama series “Pantheon” starring the voices of Daniel Dae Kim, Paul Dano and Taylor Schilling.
The project was handed out a two-season order, and the show’s already produced second season will not air now with the removal now a part of AMC’s $400 million in content tax write-downs and cost-cutting efforts.
“Pantheon” joins shows such as “Demascus,” “Invitation to a Bonfire,” and the second season of “61st Street” which all produced new seasons, or part of their seasons before the axe fell.
Created by Craig Silverstein, “Pantheon” is based on a series of short stories by Ken Liu, with the eight-episode first season launching in September last year. There is a slight chance AMC Studios may be able to shop it elsewhere.
The series focuses on Maddie (Katie Chang), a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David (Dae Kim), whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan.
David is the first of a new kind of being: an ‘Uploaded Intelligence’ or ‘UI,’ but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war.
Other voice cast includes Rosemarie DeWitt, Aaron Eckhart, Ron Livingston, Chris Diamantopoulos, Raza Jaffrey, Scoot McNairy, Anika Noni Rose, Maude Apatow, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly, Kevin Durand, Lara Pulver, Ken Leung, Jacob Sartorius, Annabella Sciorra and William Hurt in his final role.