'Central Park' canceled after three seasons on Apple TV+
According to the latest news, Apple TV+ has completed production on its first original animated series for adults, the musical comedy “Central Park.” It was Josh Gad, voice of the narrator of the series Birdie and co-creator together with Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith, who confirmed the news on Instagram. Unfortunately, in response to a fan, Gad declared that the show has come to an end.
The 2D animated series, produced by Disney-owned 20th Television Animation, tells the story of the park director's family living in Central Park, threatened by redevelopment by an eccentric entrepreneur. The cast includes names of the caliber of Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs, Tituss Burgess and Kristen Bell. The latter, who voiced the family's biracial daughter in season 2, was replaced by Emmy Raver-Lampman for seasons 3 and XNUMX, following a wave of voice cast changes in animation. However, Kristen Bell returned to voice her in the third season.
After winning a spirited bidding war in 2018, “Central Park” launched on Apple TV+ in 2020 and the third, ostensibly final season, was released in fall 2022. The streamer's other adult animated series, “Strange Planet” was presented in August this year and is awaiting renewal.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)