×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Z: The Beginning of Everything’ Canceled at Amazon After Renewal

Amazon has canceled “Z: The Beginning of Everything” after renewing the drama series for a second season in AprilVariety has confirmed.

The series starred Christina Ricci as a young Zelda Sayre, a Southern socialite who yearned to break free from her monotonous life in Montgomery. She gets her chance when she meets a young soldier named F. Scott Fitzgerald (David Hoflin), setting off one of the most famous romances of the twentieth century. It is based on the novel “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald” by Therese Anne Fowler.

The series also starred Jamie Anne Allman, David Strathairn, Corey Cott, Jordan Dean, Natalie Knepp, Christina Bennett Lind, and Holly Curran. Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin created the series and served as executive producers. Ricci, Pamela Koffler, and Christine Vachon also executive produced, with Fowler producing.

The show received mix reviews upon its release back in January. It currently holds a 69% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety’s Maureen Ryan wrote in her review of the series:

“The show’s repetitive storytelling would be less of a problem if it had more depth, but its characterizations rarely go beyond the rudimentary, and its dialogue is often clunky (‘You are not your father and I will never let you fail’). By the end of the debut season, Scott seems less a genius than a petulant, immature child — and to be clear, the author could be both, but ‘Z’ rarely unites these disparate qualities in nuanced ways. Ultimately, the creative alchemy of the famous author eludes the series.” 

More TV

  • THIS IS US -- "Sometimes" Episode

    'This Is Us' Star On Zoe's Secret: 'I Didn't Know It Would Be Quite This Difficult'

    Amazon has canceled “Z: The Beginning of Everything” after renewing the drama series for a second season in April, Variety has confirmed. The series starred Christina Ricci as a young Zelda Sayre, a Southern socialite who yearned to break free from her monotonous life in Montgomery. She gets her chance when she meets a young soldier […]

  • Patricia Cornwell and Matt Tolmach

    Patricia Cornwell, Matt Tolmach to Produce Drama Series in Development at NBC

    Amazon has canceled “Z: The Beginning of Everything” after renewing the drama series for a second season in April, Variety has confirmed. The series starred Christina Ricci as a young Zelda Sayre, a Southern socialite who yearned to break free from her monotonous life in Montgomery. She gets her chance when she meets a young soldier […]

  • TV Roundup: 'A Series of Unfortunate

    TV News Roundup: 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Sets Final Season Premiere Date

    Amazon has canceled “Z: The Beginning of Everything” after renewing the drama series for a second season in April, Variety has confirmed. The series starred Christina Ricci as a young Zelda Sayre, a Southern socialite who yearned to break free from her monotonous life in Montgomery. She gets her chance when she meets a young soldier […]

  • Wild Cards Book

    Hulu to Develop Shows Based on George R.R. Martin Book Series 'Wild Cards'

    Amazon has canceled “Z: The Beginning of Everything” after renewing the drama series for a second season in April, Variety has confirmed. The series starred Christina Ricci as a young Zelda Sayre, a Southern socialite who yearned to break free from her monotonous life in Montgomery. She gets her chance when she meets a young soldier […]

  • Pawn Stars

    Disney in Talks With Hearst to Sell A+E Networks European Channels (EXCLUSIVE)

    Amazon has canceled “Z: The Beginning of Everything” after renewing the drama series for a second season in April, Variety has confirmed. The series starred Christina Ricci as a young Zelda Sayre, a Southern socialite who yearned to break free from her monotonous life in Montgomery. She gets her chance when she meets a young soldier […]

  • B3_Day 17 of 25_Sc 6/04: Interior

    How 'Origin' Creator Mika Watkins Sold Her Sci-Fi Series to YouTube Premium

    Amazon has canceled “Z: The Beginning of Everything” after renewing the drama series for a second season in April, Variety has confirmed. The series starred Christina Ricci as a young Zelda Sayre, a Southern socialite who yearned to break free from her monotonous life in Montgomery. She gets her chance when she meets a young soldier […]

  • The Good Cop

    'Good Cop' Canceled by Netflix After One Season

    Amazon has canceled “Z: The Beginning of Everything” after renewing the drama series for a second season in April, Variety has confirmed. The series starred Christina Ricci as a young Zelda Sayre, a Southern socialite who yearned to break free from her monotonous life in Montgomery. She gets her chance when she meets a young soldier […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content