The second season of Apple TV+ dark comedy “High Desert” isn’t on its in the works, with co-star Patricia Arquette and executive producer Ben Stiller confirming the show’s been cut short.
Apple TV+ started to show “High Desert” on May 17 however, it didn’t take the streaming service too long to decide against the show. In a post on Instagram, Arquette confirmed that Apple has canceled the show and that the show will not return for a second season.
In a statement, she called it a “sad bummer” Arquette had “just found out” that the show would not be returning. Arquette continues to express gratitude to the crew and cast, before stating “You won’t be able to win all of them.”
After confirming the video message of Arquette, Stiller took to Twitter to express her disappointment, saying “We are all sad,” then called the cast”superb” and thanked viewers “for accepting the show.” “I love Patricia Arquette, who gave an outstanding performance that deserves awards,” Stiller adds.
Although the demise of the second season isn’t great information, Stiller does offer a silver side to the story and that’s the fact that the show will not be taken off the air in the future.
“Unlike other streaming companies these days I’ve been told that they won’t take any shows off. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy the first season forever,” writes Stiller.
The producer’s statement refers to the actions of other streaming services, such as HBO Max and Disney Plus, to eliminate the shows they have in their collections. These moves are typically made to reduce costs for streaming services.