While virtually everyone loves bacon, not the same can be said of Dick. Amazon has cancelled its I Love Dick TV show after one short season. The half-hour series, from Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins debuted as part of Amazon’s pilot season on August 19, 2016, with the first full season premiering on May 12 of last year.
An Amazon original, I Love Dick stars Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, Griffin Dunne, Roberta Colindrez, India Menuez, and Lily Mojekwu. A TV show adaptation of the Chris Kraus novel, I Love Dick centers on NYC Indie filmmaker Chris (Hahn). After her film is pulled from the Venice International Film Festival, she ends up in artsy Marfa, Texas, where her writer husband Sylvère (Dunne) is spending a year in residency at the Institute, run by acclaimed artist Dick Jarrett (Bacon). Meeting Dick upends their marriage and lives.
“This is part of a move towards bigger, wider-audience series,” an Amazon insider told Deadline.
I Love Dick was creator Soloway’s follow-up Amazon series to her Golden Globe-winning family comedy Transparent. Despite a big-name cast led by Kevin Bacon, the series did not connect with audiences the way Transparent has. Amazon Studios still remains in the Soloway business with a big overall deal for future series.
Amazon, which is on the hunt for big, broad drama hits, has dramatically pared down its comedy series slate, once populated heavily of quirky, underrated half-hour shows. Besides Globe-winning Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and just-renewed freshman hit The Tick, all other existing comedy series have been canceled, and the streaming platform also recently opted not to pick up any of the three comedy pilots from its most recent fall pilot season.
What do you think? Have you watched the first and only season of the I Love Dick TV series? Did this Amazon TV show deserve to be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Sound off, in comments.