Even though it is over before it started, the already-cancelled Bellevue TV show premieres tonight, January 23, 2018 on WGN America at 10:00pm ET/PT. The Canadian TV series originally debuted on CBC in February of 2017. A second season had been in development at that network, but last May, executive producer Adrienne Mitchell announced it would not move forward.
From co-creators Jane Maggs and Mitchell, Bellevue stars Anna Paquin, Shawn Doyle, Shawn Doyle, Allen Leech, Madison Ferguson, Billy MacLellan, Sharon Taylor, Janine Theriault, Amber Goldfarb, and Sadie O’Neil. The WGNA crime drama centers on the disappearance of a transgender teen.
When CBC passed on Bellevue season two. Mitchell addressed the cancellation with the website, TV, eh?:
It turns out Bellevue‘s fate is as mysterious as the show itself. After reporting last Friday that a second season was being developed for CBC came a troubling update: there is no home for the Anna Paquin-Shawn Doyle led series after all.
Co-creator, Episode 1 director and executive producer Adrienne Mitchell contacted TV, Eh? on Tuesday night with the following information:
“To clarify, though Season 2 of Bellevue has been in development with CBC, unfortunately, production of a follow-up season is currently not moving forward,” Mitchell wrote. “We are incredibly proud of our talented cast and crew who worked so tirelessly to bring this beautiful series to life. We also feel there are more stories to tell and we’ll be looking for other opportunities to bring this to fruition. In a town like Bellevue, the future is never as it seems!”
While Mitchell first announced CBC had passed on a second season of Bellevue, back in May, there has been no news of a season two renewal by another network or streaming service.
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