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Renewals and Cancellations: 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith,' 'The Boys,' 'Jeopardy,' and Aldis Hodge

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 14, 2024 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 14, 2024 |


Amazon’s Prime Video hosted its upfronts today, and there’s a slew of news, starting with the fifth season renewal of The Boys ahead of its fourth season premiere on June 13th.

Elsewhere, Prime Video has also renewed Mr. and Mrs. Smith for a second season, but the twist here is that Donald Glover and Maya Erskine are not expected to return. That presumably also means that Glover will not be involved in the writing, although the showrunner of the first season, Francesa Sloane, will return.

Speaking of Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Phoebe Waller-Bridge used to be involved in that series. She bailed over creative differences, but a year ago, she signed on to write and produce a Tomb Raider series for Prime Video. That has now been picked up to series, probably thanks in part to the success of Fallout, which we’d still be excitedly talking about right now if they’d released it weekly.

Amazon has also renewed their Alex Cross series, Cross, starring Aldis Hodge for a second season ahead of its first season premiere. The character comes from a James Patterson book series and, in past movies, was played by Morgan Freeman and Tyler Perry. I love Aldis Hodge. The trailer looks mid, unfortunately.

The twins are excitedly reading The Summer I Turned Pretty book series right now before diving into the series itself. They’ll have plenty of time to catch up because season three has been delayed by Amazon until Summer 2025.

Amazon Prime Video is also launching a Jeopardy spin-off centered on pop culture that will be three-person teams against each other. So, basically televised pub trivia without the beer? But it’s the beer that makes it fun!

The streaming platform has also renewed Coach Prime for a season three, announced the release date for the second season of Lord of the Rings, on August 29th, and ordered a prequel series to Legally Blonde, which will be produced by Reese Witherspoon and set in high school.

It’s not TV-related, but it is worth noting that Amazon also ordered a sequel to Road House. Jake Gyllenhaal will return. The movie apparently was seen by 80 million worldwide viewers and was quite a hit. It’s unclear, however, if director Doug Liman will return for the sequel.