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Peacock won’t be transferring ahead with Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson’s comedian e book adaptation Dead Day regardless of a straight-to-series order, Deadline has confirmed.

The streamer ordered the sequence, from Universal Television earlier this yr however it’s now being shopped elsewhere after it was axed at Peacock, a supply tells Deadline.

Dead Day, a TV adaptation of Ryan Parrott’s comedian e book of the identical title, follows an ensemble of characters as they navigate the annual “useless day,” when for one evening the useless come again to finish unfinished enterprise — be that to have fun an evening again on earth or to torment the residing.

As Deadline reported exclusively in December, the streamer is adjusting its growth technique for the subsequent stage of its evolution, with a stronger emphasis on drama, led by eventized sequence, a give attention to bingeable comedies in addition to extra true crime restricted docu-series, and celebrity-driven reveals on the unscripted facet. A supply near manufacturing revealed the shift in technique is the explanation for the present’s cancellation.

And whereas the Plec-developed sequence Vampire Academy

was additionally canceled earlier this month, Peacock remains to be in enterprise with Plec. She is presently creating the drama sequence Freeman and already opened a mini writers’ room; in addition to an adaptation of the YA novel Running Out of Time titled Clifton, amongst varied different initiatives below her general cope with Universal Television.

We hear Peacock additionally has initiatives coming down the pipeline with Williamson, following their partnership on the 2022 documentary, Sick.

The information of Dead Day‘s cancellation was first reported by Variety.

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