Apple cancels Mr Corman
James R | On 03, Oct 2021
Mr Corman will not be back in class at Apple TV+, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s series cancelled after one season.
Created by, directed by and starring the Looper star, the 10-episode series follows the days and nights of Josh Corman, an artist at heart but not by trade. A career in music hasn’t panned out, and he teaches fifth grade at a public school in the San Fernando Valley. His ex-fiancé Megan has moved out and his high school buddy Victor has moved in. He knows he has a lot to be thankful for, but finds himself struggling nevertheless through anxiety, loneliness and a sinking suspicion that he sucks as a person. Thethe dramedy aims to speak for a contemporary generation of 30-somethings – rich with good intentions, poor with student loans and yearning to become real grown-ups sometime before they die.
The series premiered on Apple TV+ in August, with its final episode arriving this weekend. However, it will not be back for a second season, with Apple deciding not to proceed with a renewal. It comes as other comedy shows such as Ted Lasso and Mythic Quest have struck more of a chord with audiences, and means that Mr Corman joins the very small club of originals that have not been renewed – the other member being Little Voice.
However, Gordon-Levitt and Apple are still working together, with the actor exec-producing and voicing a lead character in new animated series Wolfboy and the Everything Factory, which premiered at the end of September.