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ANOTHER Disney+ Series Canceled After Just One Season

American Born Chinese Canceled at Disney Plus
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When it launched in November 2019, Disney+ was touted as the ultimate streaming service for Disney fans. Not only that, but there was also content for those who loved Marvel andĀ Star Wars. Millions quickly signed up for the service, which also had original programming, likeĀ The Mandalorian, The Imagineering Story,Ā andĀ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

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Related: Disney+ Is Trending With Changes Ahead

Unfortunately, it has been a very bumpy ride for Disney+. While the streamer quickly gained a lot of traction, it is now in a spiral, losing millions of subscribers each quarter. Now-fired CEO Bob Chapek said that Disney+ would be profitable by 2024, but he is currently being sued for making those statements. In just four years, The Walt Disney Company has lost $11 billion on Disney+.

Bob Chapek

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When Bob Iger stepped back into the role of Disney CEO in November 2022, he knew that Disney+ would have to be one of his biggest focuses. Then, early last year, he announced that the company would be taking a much more critical look at the content they were making for Disney+. They would also be cutting the budgets of most shows in an attempt to cut $5.5 billion from Disney’s total budget.

That critical look has resulted in the cancellation of A LOT of shows on the streaming service. And now, another show can be added to the list. According to reports, Disney has canceledĀ American Born ChineseĀ after just one season.

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Per Variety:

According to an individual with knowledge of the decision, Disney was high on the creative of the series, but its viewership did not justify greenlighting a second season. The producers plan to shop the series to other outlets.

News of the seriesā€™ cancellation comes just one day after the launch of the series ā€œThe Brothers Sunā€ on Netflix, which also stars Michelle Yeoh. Quan also recently appeared in Season 2 of the Marvel series ā€œLokiā€ at Disney+. Cretton, meanwhile, is working on the upcoming Marvel-Disney+ series ā€œWonder Manā€ as co-creator, director, and executive producer.

American Born Chinese

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Fans of the series will definitely be disappointed to hear about its cancellation, especially since the show was so highly rated. It is currently sitting at an 84% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The show was even more beloved by critics, who gave the show a 92% rating.

American Born ChineseĀ starred Ben Wang as Jin Wang, Michelle Yeoh as Guanyin Pusa, Yeo Yann Yann as Christine Wang, and Chin Han as Simon Wang. Jimmy Liu played Sun Wie-Chen, Ke Huy Quan was Freddy Wong, Sydney Taylor played Amelia Taylor, and Daniel Wu played Sun Wukong.

American Born Chinese

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2023 was not a good year for Disney+ originals, with more than five being canceled. Disney canceledĀ Doogie Kamealoha MD, Big Shot, The Mysterious Benedict Society,Ā andĀ National Treasure: Edge of History. Disney also decided to cancel two series that had been filmed, but not yet aired —Ā The Spiderwick Chronicles andĀ Nautilus, which was based onĀ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.Ā 

What canceled Disney+ series do you miss the most? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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