A few days after Netflix announced the global health crisis forced it to cancel GLOW, Showtime has followed suit with one of its own series as Deadline has revealed that On Becoming A God In Central Florida, which had already been renewed for a second season, is now cancelled.
The series was to be in production for its second season earlier this year, but was delayed due to the health crisis and the lockdowns sprung from it. The series starred Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man) as a woman who joins a cultish pyramid scheme and cons her way up its ranks.
“Last year, Showtime renewed On Becoming A God In Central Florida but unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we were unable to move forward with production on the new season,” Showtime said. “The pandemic has continued to challenge schedules across the board, and although we have made every effort to reunite the cast and crew for a second season, that has become untenable. It is with great regret that we are acknowledging On Becoming a God will not return. We extend our deepest thanks to star and executive producer Kirsten Dunst, creators Robert Funke and Matt Lusky, showrunner Esta Spalding and their fellow executive producers George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Charlie McDowell, the terrific cast and crew, and our partners at Sony Pictures Television.”
Set in a small Orlando-adjacent town in 1992, this dark comedy series stars Kirsten Dunst as Krystal Stubbs, a minimum-wage water park employee who lies, schemes and cons her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise (FAM)—the cultish, flag-waving, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin in the first place. Determined to make a better life for herself, Krystal dives deep into FAM, until her business begins to affect those closest to her.
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