Netflix Cancels “Astronomy Club” After One Season

Keisha Zollar, Shawtane Monroe Bowen, Monique Moses, James III, Jerah Milligan, Jonathan Braylock, Raymond Cordova, and Caroline Martin in "Astronomy Club"

After just one season on Netflix, Astronomy Club has been canceled.

Produced by Kenya Barris, the sketch comedy series featured the sketch and improve group. The news was announced via a Twitter post, “Seems like a good time to mention ‘Astronomy Club’ was sadly not renewed by Netflix. Thank you to all the fans who watched! Hoping that more black artists & comedians are given the platform to have voices in the future,” read the shows Twitter account.

The show’s cast included head writers Jonathan Braylock and Keisha Zollar, and members Caroline Martin, James III, Jerah Milligan, Monique Moses, Ray Cordova, and Shawtane Bowen. 

Astronomy Club discussed real-world issues and topics including pop culture and social issues. The show resembled the group’s Comedy Central digital series and in each half-hour episode, a different character was in the central role.

The group of eight formed in 2013 and was the first and only all-black house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. They then started their recurring sketch show A Journey Thru Black History which drew upon their experiences being black in America.

Astronomy Club was one of Barris’ first overall deals with Netflix and his other projects include #blackAF which premiered in April.