“Joe Pickett” has been canceled at Paramount+ after two seasons, Variety has learned.
The drama series was originally commissioned by Charter Communications’ Spectrum Originals in early 2021. The first season aired on that platform beginning in December 2021, with Spectrum announcing a second season order in February 2022.
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However, Spectrum Originals head Katherine Pope was named head of Sony Pictures Television in July 2022, with Charter announcing it would be shutting down Spectrum Originals operations in August of that year. Paramount+ has the streaming rights to the series, as it is produced by Paramount Television Studios, with Season 2 airing on the streaming service beginning in June 2023. Both seasons will remain available on the service for the time being.
“Joe Pickett” followed the title character, a Wyoming game warden played by Michael Dorman, as he investigates crimes in and around the town of Saddlestring. The series is based on the Joe Pickett novels written by C.J. Box. Season 2 saw him looking into a series of grisly murders, anti-hunting activists, and more.
Along with Dorman, the cast of the show also included Julianna Guill, Skywalker Hughes, David Alan Grieer, Kamryn Pilva, Sharon Lawrence, Mustafa Speaks, Vivienne Guynn, Chad Rook, Aadila Dosani, Patrick Gallagher, and Robert Le Blanc.
The show was created by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, who also served as as directors, executive producers, and showrunners. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher executive produced by Red Wagon Entertainment. Box was also an executive producer. Paramount Television Studios produced.
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