Netflix Cancels ‘American Vandal’ After Two Seasons
Netflix has pulled the plug on its popular documentary satire series after just two seasons.
On Friday, Netflix announced the cancellation of American Vandal, about one month after the show’s second season debuted on the streaming service.
“A merican Vandal will not return for a third season,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re very grateful to the creators, writers, cast and crew for bringing their innovative comedy to Netflix, and to the fans and critics who embraced its unique and unconventional humor.”
Hope may not be lost, however. According to Variety , several other platforms have expressed interest in continuing the CBS TV production past Season 2.
While there is no indication as to which networks or platforms would like to take over the series, though it seems like they are moving fast to try and pick it up. The Hollywood Reporter states that CBS producers have already been received multiple calls about acquiring American Vandal f or its third season and beyond. The series producers have already been working on the new season of the anthology series, though actual production was never announced.
Co-creators Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda executive produce the series with showrunner Dan Lagana, Funny or Die’s Joe Farrell, and the 3Arts trio of Ari Lubet, Josh Lieberman, and Michael Rotenberg. 1 comments
This announcement comes on the heels of two other major cancellations by Netflix. On three consecutive Fridays, Netflix has axed Iron Fist , Luke Cage , and now American Vandal.
Are you disappointed to learn that Netflix cancelled American Vandal ? Which other platform do you think will pick the series up? Let us know in the comments!
China has responded to a report that Trump’s personal iPhone has been tapped: ‘You can change to Huawei phones’
October 25, 2018 caption President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address a joint gathering of House and Senate Republicans on January 26, 2017. source
President Trump likes to tweet and make calls from a personal iPhone. Apparently, China and Russia are listening to his calls, the New York Times reported. A Chinese spokesperson said “if there are concerns about Apple calls being listened-in on, then you can change to Huawei phones,” which are not sold in the United States and have been accused of being Chinese spying devices.
President Trump hasn’t given up his personal cell phone, unlike previous presidents, according to a report in the New York Times .
Security officials wish he would use an official, secured White House landline – instead of his personal iPhones – to call up his friends and associates.
Why? It’s because China and Russia are listening in on his calls, according to the Times report .
All parties involved are denying the report – especially China. Hua Chunying, the spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs called it “fake news.”
“This just provides more evidence of the New York Times creating fake news,” Hua said in a statement, according to Bloomberg’s translation.
“If there are concerns about Apple calls being listened-in on, then you can change to Huawei phones,” she continued.
Huawei is China’s homegrown technology giant, which now sells more phones than Apple. But U.S. officials have also accused the company of building backdoors into its technology in order to spy on Americans.
Russia’s Kremlin also issued a statement about the report on Trump’s iPhone. “We already treat such publications with humor,” a spokesman said, according to Bloomberg .
It’s unclear how foreign countries could tap the president’s cell phone. Facebook’s former chief information security officer explored the technical possibilities in a series of tweets, before concluding that, if true, the attack described in the report would be “ novel ,” meaning the capability was not publicly known.
In addition to his personal iPhones, Trump also uses an iPad, which he reportedly calls the “ flat one .”
Trump denied the report in a tweet. “The so-called experts on Trump over at the New York Times wrote a long and boring article on my cellphone usage that is so incorrect I do not have time here to correct it,” he tweeted. ” I only use Government Phones, and have only one seldom used government cell phone. Story is soooo wrong!”
The tweet was sent from an iPhone. TAGS
Battlefield 5 dev gets banned from Black Ops 4, makes video asking Treyarch to let him back in
Image source: Fnatic
Florian Le Bihan is a core gameplay designer at DICE, currently working on Battlefield 5 . Despite that affiliation, he’s also a big fan of Treyarch’s new military shooter, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 . Nice, right? It’s always great to see competing developers genuinely enjoying each other’s work.
Then this happened. So i got banned from #BlackOps4 LOL. Could you please not @Treyarch ??? @TreyarchPC pic.twitter.com/EaZ4NvJeG1 October 23, 2018
It’s not clear exactly why he was banned, but the feeling is that he was just too good to not be cheating. “I guess I hit too many heads :(,” he tweeted shortly after becoming aware of the ban. But he wasn’t cheating at all: You see, Florian Le Bihan, gameplay designer, is also DRUNKKZ3 , a former pro player and manager with the Fnatic esports organization.
He took the ban in good humor, but wanted to keep playing, too. So he put together a video of clips showing off his skills, subtly entitled “TreyarchPLS,” and shared it with the studio.
Then he waited patiently. Well, he waited. Hey @Treyarch @TreyarchPC i want to play Blackout with friends when i get home from work, please unban!!! #BlackOps4 pic.twitter.com/VZfNX2Padm October 24, 2018
“My best guess is more based on stats and patterns like HS Ratio, kills per minute, headshot sequences and drastic performance trend changes over time,” he theorized in conversation while waiting for the Treyarch team to take mercy on him. “Combine multiple suspicious factors and a few alarms ring until the ban.”
He also expressed confidence that the ban couldn’t have been triggered by external software: “Saying that because my PC at home is probably the most clean thing ever, i can’t stand to have a single program to run at the same time as i play to make sure i get best performance. Worst case i have firefox + TS or Discord running and that’s it.”
Fortunately, this sad story has a happy ending—and Le Bihan even offered some free advice for a future patch. Well played, sir. ⚠️Alright everyone!!! ⚠️I AM NOW OFFICIALLY FREE! can play the video game again!!! Thanks @Treyarch @TreyarchPC. I’ll try to keep it cool for a bit now… promise… (btw please nerf dual wield saug, give some love to ARs and nerf op. modded Mozu on PC) #BlackOps4 pic.twitter.com/Vi0WnFUdOx October 24, 2018