News broke today that the previously announced animated series “Cassius and Clay” has been cancelled. The Archer-created series was meant to debut on FXX this spring.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, FXX (the sister network of FX,) shot a pilot in 2015, and then announced they would be airing a full 10-episode series in 2016. THR announced today that FXX would no longer be moving forward with the show, despite the previous episode order.
“Cassius and Clay” would have complimented FX’s current line up of animated shows, which includes “Archer” and “Animation Domination.” The show would have featured the voice talents of Lake Bell (“In a World,”) Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking,”) and Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”)
This cancellation announcement comes on the heels of FX’s picking up two other animated shows, one from comedian Louis C.K. and a second animated series from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. THR speculates that FX decided to move forward with these new shows, instead of “Cassius and Clay,” which is sad, because the world could always use more female-led post-apocalyptic television shows.