AMC has cancelled their David Schwimmer fronted drama series Feed The Beast after a single ten episode season, TVWise has confirmed.
Feed The Beast tells the story of Tommy and Dion who are like brothers. For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around.
The drama series, which bypassed the pilot process and was picked up straight-to-series, is based on a Dutch format and was developed for television by Clyde Phillips. The cast included David Schwimmer, Jim Sturgess, Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo, Christine Adams, John Doman and Elijah Jacob. AMC Studios and Lionsgate produced in association with Clyde Phillips Productions.
“We have great respect and admiration for the entire team associated with Feed the Beast, starting with Clyde Phillips, David Schwimmer, Jim Sturgess and our studio partner, Lionsgate”, the network said in a statement. “We are thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with them and appreciative of their talents, dedication and care. Unfortunately, the show simply didn’t achieve the results needed to move forward with a second season.”
While AMC execs were high on Feed The Beast, the series failed to connect with a core audience and was widely panned by critics. Across its ten episode run, the audience sank from just a tick below 1 million viewers for the series premiere to less than 500K viewers for the season (and now series) finale. AMC Global holds rights to the series here in the UK and plans to air it later this year.