Joseph Gordon-Levitt brought the TV series Mr. Corman to Apple TV+ back in August of this year. The show recently aired its first season finale, which would normally lead to expectations for a second season debut. Especially when it comes to Apple TV+, which, up to this point, hasn’t gone out of its way to cancel many shows. But we can count Gordon-Levitt’s series as one of the few.
The creator of the series, as well as writer and director, confirmed on Twitter today that the show won’t be returning to Apple TV+ (via SlashFilm). Gordon-Levitt posted on the social network that he’s enjoyed seeing all the feedback regarding the show, especially with how people have connected to it. Gordon-Levitt has not been shy about the importance of the show to him, especially as it relates to mental health.
Plus, the show itself takes a lot of creative leaps, both in how it presents the story and including plenty of music/singing. The show revolved around Mr. Corman, played by Gordon-Levitt, a fifth grade teacher forced to come to terms with his life. That includes life with his mother, a brief meeting with his estranged father, living life post breakup, and even the coronavirus pandemic. You can check out the official trailer for the first-and-only season of Mr. Corman below.
And here’s Gordon-Levitt’s tweet on the cancellation:
So, Mr. Corman won’t be coming back for season 2.
It’s meant so, so much to me to hear from you all who connected with the show — those who felt good, felt sad, felt challenged, felt seen, felt small and meaningless, or felt big, warm, and delicious.
Thanks for watching ❤️
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) October 2, 2021
Mr. Corman is unique in its own right, to be sure, but it’s certainly not the only wild show on Apple’s streaming service. Dickinson, for example, takes an anachronistic approach to the life of Emily Dickinson. But this is still one of the few cancellations Apple TV+ has handed out so far. The only other one that comes to mind is the drama Little Voice, which starred Brittany O’Grady.
Did you check out Mr. Corman? If so, what’d you think?