Amazon Prime Video Cancels “Outer Range” After Two Seasons

Josh Brolin in
Josh Brolin in "Outer Range"

Western dramas have been having a moment in recent years, but some of them aren’t destined to have a long run. That happens to be the case with Josh Brolin’s Outer Range, which has been canceled by Amazon Prime Video after two seasons.

According to Amazon’s official logline, this series centered on “a rancher fighting for his land and family [who] discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.”

Oscar winner Josh Brolin led its cast as Royal Abbott, who struggled to keep his family together alongside his wife Cecelia (Lili Taylor), as the dark void on his ranch and the mystery surrounding it kept deepening in Season 2.

In addition to Brolin and Taylor, the cast of this series also included Imogen Poots, Tamara Podemski, Lewis Pullman, Tom Pelphrey, Noah Reid, Shaun Sipos, Isabel Arraiza, Olive Abercrombie, and Will Patton. Brian Watkins created it for Amazon, while Charles Murray took over from him as a showrunner in Season 2.

The cancelation of Outer Range comes almost two months after its second season premiered on May 16. Amazon didn’t give a reason for its cancelation, but its early ratings have been pretty solid, and the release of the new season put it at No. 3 on the Nielsen Streaming Originals chart with 476 million hours viewed.