Batgirl syndrome is unfortunately spreading, as two accomplished Disney Plus sequence have now been cancelled by probably the greatest streaming providers, together with the extremely anticipated The Spiderwick Chronicles, and should by no means see the sunshine of day consequently.
In line with Deadline, The Spiderwick Chronicles, an eight-episode fantasy sequence already filmed, is a part of a significant content material write-off introduced by the Home of Mouse earlier this yr. Primarily based on Tony DiTerlizzi’s and Holly Black’s novels, The Spiderwick Chronicles follows the adventures of three siblings — Simon, Jared, and Mallory — after discovering a hidden world of fairies and magic of their new residence, Spiderwick Property.
It was beforehand tailored right into a ‘2000s film starring Freddie Highmore and was distributed by Paramount Photos. Deadline stories that Paramount and twentieth Tv had been additionally behind The Spiderwick Chronicles’ adaptation to what may’ve been one of many finest Disney Plus present. In line with the outlet, Paramount is now buying the sequence to different potential patrons.
Not a lot is understood about this adaptation of The Spiderwick Chronicles, however Selection beforehand reported that Jack Dylan Grazer, who performs one of many finest DC characters, Freddy Freeman, within the Shazam! films was a part of the forged.
In the meantime, Nautilus, a ten-episode drama sequence concerning the origins of Captain Nemo, has suffered the identical destiny. Regardless of filming already being accomplished, Deadline stories that the sequence is being shopped to different networks and platforms as a part of Disney Plus’ radical cost-cutting technique. Starring Shazad Latif, Nautilus was meant to be a prequel to twenty,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea — detailing how Captain Nemo and his notorious submarine got here to be.
Whereas different networks could save each exhibits, the finished episodes is not going to be launched publicly in the event that they aren’t picked up. In February 2023, Disney revealed that the firm goals to chop its spending on non-sports content material by $3 billion. To attain this, Disney outlined plans to decelerate the quantity of Star Wars sequence and Marvel sequence, in addition to focus extra on Disney IPs and eradicating sure exhibits from the corportion’s platforms.
Controversially, this led to dozens of Disney Plus and Hulu exhibits being faraway from the platform earlier this yr, together with Willow, Massive Shot, Y: The Final Man, and Dollface. “We’re within the technique of reviewing the content material on our DTC providers to align with the strategic adjustments in our strategy to content material curation,” Disney’s CFO mentioned on the time [via Deadline].
“Because of this, we will probably be eradicating sure content material from our streaming platforms, and at present count on to take an impairment cost of roughly $1.5 to $1.8 billion.”
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