A second season of the science fiction series Night Sky, starring Oscar winners Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons, will not be produced by Amazon’s Prime Video. The announcement was revealed about a month and a half after the eight episodes of the drama’s first season, which was co-produced by Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, were made available on May 20.
The series, which debuted to mainly favourable reviews, failed to significantly increase audience despite incurring huge resources because of its sci-fi subject matter. But despite being cancelled, Night Sky has already cemented its place in television history.
The first episode of the show was broadcast into space by Prime Video in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, SES, and Intelsat, marking the distribution of a TV series to the furthest point from Earth and making Prime Video the first streaming service to do so.
Night Sky follows Irene (Spacek) and Franklin (Simmons), a couple who years ago found a chamber that mysteriously leads to a strange, deserted planet. The story spans space and time. Since then, they have kept their secret a closely-guarded secret, but when a mysterious young man (Chai Hansen) enters their lives, the Yorks’ peaceful existence is abruptly upended, and the room they believed they so thoroughly understood turns out to be much more than they could have ever imagined.
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In the Amazon Studios and Legendary Television production, Kiah McKirnan, Julieta Zylberberg, Roco Hernández, and Adam Bartley also have leading roles.
Holden Miller is the showrunner and executive producer of Night Sky, while Daniel C. Connolly is a co-executive producer. Additionally serving as EPs were Jimmy Miller, Sam Hansen, and Philip Martin.