Netflix has canceled the Black sketch comedy series, Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show, after just one season.
Astronomy Club, the New York-based sketch comedy and improv group that headlined the series, wrote on Twitter: Seems like a good time to mention #AstronomyClub 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
Seems like a good time to mention #AstronomyClub 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 ✊????✊????✊???? https://t.co/1yOtbBZQou
— Astronomy Club (@ClubAstronomy) June 3, 2020
The series was produced by Kenya Barris and was the first project under his overall deal at the streaming giant.
Astronomy Club was created in 2013 and billed as the first all-Black house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Group members include Shawntae Bowen, Jonathan Braylock, Ray Cordova, James III, Caroline Martin, Jerah Milligan, Monique Moses and Keisha Zollar.
According to the official description: As the group has done successfully with its improv and sketch performances, the series will use comedy to discuss complex and nuanced real-world topics. Combining honesty with levity, sketches will explore an array of topics ranging from pop culture and social issues to the Black experience.