August 1, 2018

It is being reported that Amazon has cancelled The Dangerous Book for Boys after its first season. The sad news comes four months following the release of its freshman run, which was six episodes in length.

The dramedy was co-created by Bryan Cranston, who had worked for years to bring the series, which is based on Conn & Hal Iggulden's novel of the same name, to the small screen. It was first optioned to NBC back in 2014, but the network ultimately passed on the project. Cranston, along with co-creator Greg Mottola, continued their work on the series in the years following before Amazon eventually gave it a straight-to-series order last year.

The Dangerous Book for Boys follows The McKennas, who are a middle-class family coping with the sudden passing of their beloved patriarch, Patrick. Though devastated, they find hope in the form of a book called 'The Dangerous Book for Boys' that Patrick created for his three sons. Patrick's book becomes a how-to guide that inspires fantasies in his youngest son, Wyatt, enabling him to reconnect with his father and learn lessons that help him navigate the real world.