Amazon has cancelled the Alfred Molina-led series Three Pines after one season, per Variety. The show was based on Louise Penny’s series of mystery novel with Emilia di Giorlamo showrunning.
Filmed in Quebec, Canada, Three Pines followed Molina’s Inspector Gamache and the remote Quebec town of Three Pines as Gamache investigated murder cases with the show examining Indigenous people and issues. The eight-episode season adapted four of Penny’s novels with two episodes covering each. Starring alongside Molina was Rossif Sutherland, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Sarah Booth.
“We are proud of the work done on the series and the opportunity to work with great partners,” said a representative for Prime.
“It has been difficult to process the news that there will be no second season of #ThreePines,” Tailfeathers wrote on her Instagram account. “Thank you to everyone who watched and supported the show. It meant the world to me knowing that this show resonated with such a massive global audience. As an Indigenous actor, I never thought I’d have the opportunity to be the leading woman on a #1 show like this. It was huge. Our stories matter and this show demonstrated that audiences, regardless of background, are hungry for Indigenous content.”
Giorlamo, who showran the first season but had left production after its completion, said “Thank you for all the overwhelming messages about ‘Three Pines.’ I know there’s a lot of disappointment that the show won’t be returning and I’m sad for the wonderful cast, crew and fans. I was not involved in the conversations and negotiations around renewal but I have been told Left Bank, Sony & Prime Video all wanted to bring the show back but were unable to reach a mutually beneficial agreement.”
Author Louise Penny said “I am shocked and upset. Like any show, [Three Pines] had growing pains but it was only going to get better and better.”
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