Hulu Cancels ‘Death and Other Details’ Series

The Disney-sponsored streaming service, Hulu, has decided to discontinue “Death and Other Details,” a drama series featuring Mandy Patinkin, after one season. Despite receiving mediocre reviews after its first season, the show will still remain available on the streaming platform. The murder mystery series had an average score of 55% among critics and a 66% rating among viewers on Rotten Tomatoes.

Cancellation After One Season

The Mandy Patinkin-starring drama “Death and Other Details” will not be continuing on Hulu. This decision comes after the show completed its first and only season. Despite the cancellation, the series is expected to remain available for viewing on the Hulu platform.

About the Series

Launched in January this year, the ten-episode series originally named “Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem,” met with lukewarm response from critics and viewers alike. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the series managed to secure only a 55% score among critics, with viewers rating it slightly higher at 66%. The plot revolves around a murder mystery set on an ocean liner and stars Mandy Patinkin and Violett Beane.

Production Details

Before greenlighting the series in March, Hulu had ordered the pilot of the show in September 2021. The show was the brainchild of the “Stumptown” duo, Mike Weiss and Heidi Cole McAdams, who also served as the showrunners. The pilot was directed by Marc Webb and produced under his Black Lamb banner. The series is a production of Disney’s ABC Signature, with whom Webb is currently in an overall deal.

Hulu’s Other Cancellations

“Death and Other Details” is just one of the several shows that have been recently cancelled by Hulu. Others include Chris Estrada’s “This Fool,” which ran for two seasons, “How I Met Your Father,” which also had two seasons, and “The Great,” which had three seasons. This comes amid many streaming services reevaluating their content and cutting back on high-budget original productions.

Wrapping Up

Streaming platforms are continually recalibrating their content strategy in response to audience preferences and fiscal considerations. Despite the cancellation of the Mandy Patinkin drama series, viewers can still experience “Death and Other Details” on Hulu. For more movies and series information and reviews, you can visit HitPlay.

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