Roku will be removing Most Dangerous Game starring Christoph Waltz from its service as well as a handful of other shows.
We’ve seen multiple streaming companies remove titles from their service over the last year in a bid to save money, and Deadline has reported that Roku has joined them. The outlet reports that Roku has begun removing a handful of titles from their service, including Most Dangerous Game starring Christoph Waltz.
Most Dangerous Game began life as a Quibi Original (remember that mess?) before it was salvaged by Roku, who renewed the series for a second season. After learning that he will soon die from a terminal illness and desperate to provide for his pregnant wife, Dodge Maynard (Liam Hemsworth) accepts an invitation from a mysterious man (Christoph Waltz) to participate in a deadly game of survival. Each hour Dodge survives will earn him more money, for a total of $24.5 million if he survives the full 24 hours.
Christoph Waltz returned for the second season of the series, which turned the focus to Victor Suero (David Castañeda), a down-on-his-luck fighter who will do anything to protect his sister when he learns she’s in trouble. To protect her, he agrees to participate in a deadly game. If he survives, he’ll make a fortune.
In addition to Most Dangerous Game, Roku is also removing Slip, a comedy series created by and starring Zoe Lister-Jones. The series follows Mae Cannon, a 30-something who goes on a fantastical journey through parallel universes as she attempts to find her way back to her partner and herself.
Ivan Schneeberg & David Fortier, Co-Executive Chairmen, Boat Rocker Media & Co-Chairmen, Boat Rocker Studios, told Deadline that they plan on shopping Slip to another platform, “Critically acclaimed, heartfelt, hilarious, and completely unique, Slip has only begun to spark the imaginations and bend the minds of audiences around the world. We’re incredibly proud of this series and are in awe of Zoe Lister-Jones’ talent. We and our partners at TeaTime Pictures are confident that we’ll find a great new domestic home for this ground-breaking series.” Roku will also remove Reno 911, The Newreader, Dishmantled, Moving the Needle with Dr. Woo, Surprise We’re Pregnant, Eye Candy, and Murder House Flip.
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