Demascus emerged as the most recent present hit by AMC’s cost-cutting drive on the finish of final yr.
Showrunner Kirk A. Moore took to social media to deal with the cancelation, highlighting the truth that such tax write-offs have turn into extra prevalent within the leisure business over the past twelve months.
“Welcome to the enterprise. This sucks. But it surely’s occurring EVERYWHERE,” Moore tweeted. “It’s wild that nobody will get to see all of the superb work everybody has put into this challenge due to funds and points past our management.”
He added that he’s grateful for the “assist and love” after Deadline broke the information this morning.
Moore was one of many exec producers of the present alongside playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and Breaking Unhealthy and Higher Name Saul exec producer Mark Johnson.
The present was in manufacturing, having been ordered in February 2022 after having had writers’ rooms opened in August as a part of the broadcaster’s “scripts-to-series” mannequin.
Created by Chisholm, Demascus follows an eponymous character, a 33-year-old Black man on a mission of self-discovery and the burgeoning area of digital psychiatry that is likely to be the important thing to defining his truest self. The collection is a comedic, genre-fluid, coming-of-age story with a reality-bending premise that explores the gulf between Black male views, whereas additionally trying to reply Demascus’ private query: “Who am I?”
Okieriete Onaodowan, Janet Hubert, Caleb Eberhardt and Shakira Ja’nai Paye have been solid alongside Martin Lawrence in a recurring function.