“On Becoming a God in Central Florida” Canceled by Showtime

Kirsten Dunst in "On Becoming a God in Central Florida"

Netflix reversed the renewal of several beloved shows due to COVID-related circumstances, and Showtime is following suit. On Becoming a God in Central Florida has been canceled despite its initial renewal for the second season about a year ago.

This critically acclaimed dark comedy centered on a down-on-her-luck water park employee, trying to con her way to the top of a notorious pyramid scheme that ruined her family. The series was led by Kirsten Dunst, while the cast also included Alexander Skarsgard, Théodore Pellerin, and Mel Rodriguez.

On Becoming a God in Central Florida has been renewed last year, but its production was halted in mid-March. Showtime representatives thanked the cast and crew of this series for bringing it to life but said they’re currently unable to move forward with production on the new season.

“The pandemic has continued to challenge schedules across the board, and although we have made every effort to reunite the cast and crew for a second season, that has become untenable. It is with great regret that we are acknowledging On Becoming a God will not return,” reads the statement by Showtime.