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Facebook Watch is pivoting to unscripted content. The tech giant’s streaming service has just cancelled two of its most acclaimed series in a scaling back of its scripted titles in favor unscripted shows. The acclaimed Elizabeth Olsen-starring drama Sorry For Your Loss and the Jessica Biel series Limetown both got the axe.
Deadline reports that Facebook Watch has cancelled Sorry For Your Loss and Limetown in its first push to scale back scripted content. The podcast adaptation Limetown seems like it won’t be picked up anywhere else, however, the critically acclaimed dark comedy Sorry For Your Loss may be being “shopped around,” according to Deadline.
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Sorry for Your Loss and Limetown were both strong cases for Facebook Watch as a viable streaming entity. Limetown, based off a podcast of the same name, was executive produced by star Jessica Biel and featured a star-studded cast that included Stanley Tucci, Omar Elba and Sherri Saum. The series was met with mostly positive reviews, but not nearly the level of acclaim that Sorry For Your Loss did, with Elizabeth Olsen in particular earning praise for her portrayal of a young widow struggling to put her life back together. Sorry For Your Loss also allowed Star Wars‘ Kelly Marie Tran to prove her dramatic prowess,...
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