“Our Time Has Come To An End”: Teyonah Parris And Survivor’s Remorse Cast React To Cancellation
If you were a fan of Survivor’s Remorse on Starz, there’s sad news to report today. The fourth season of the show will be its last.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the president of Starz, Chris Albrecht, issued a statement this week announcing that the upcoming season finale on Sunday will actually serve as the series finale.
“While this may be the end of the Calloways’ story, we do believe that the themes Survivor’s Remorse confronted over the seasons, through a unique mix of humor and sober observation, will be appreciated for the insightful, heartfelt way they were addressed,” he said. “We are proud of the show.”
The series was executive produced by LeBron James and followed an NBA star as he starts his career and the way his family and circle adjusts to their new lifestyle.
A few members of the cast, including star Jessie T. Usher, who plays lead Cam Calloway, have spoken about the cancellation using social media.
about 4 years ago I was brought into a room to perform a scene in front of one of the larges [sic] groups of people I’ve yet to see in an audition to date. Little did I know, that scene would carry my life and career for the next 4 years to levels that I didn’t know existed. A door was opened for me…I walked through that door and became #CamCalloway. Being Cam has been nothing less than a roller coaster. I was put on a stage to live real moments with some of the best performers I have ever met…orchestrated by one of the best maestros I’ve ever met …& I’m beyond thankful for each and every one of those moments. I can go all day and night naming everyone who has helped me grow and embody this character but they know who they are and are already aware of how much I love and appreciate them. To the beautiful people who lended their eyes and ears week after week to me and my #SurvivorsRemorse family, thank you 🙏🏾. It’s been made official, as of today, survivors will not be continuing past season 4. To the people at @starz , thank you for letting me spread my wings!! …& for those who are wondering, this definitely isn’t the last you’ll be seeing me 😏. As one door closes, another one opens! Till further notice… it’s ya boy… Cam Calloway – signing out ✌🏾
Teyonah Parris, who played Missy Vaughn on the show, also shared a message to fans and those behind the show on Instagram.
Thank you to all of you who supported #SurvivorsRemorse from Day 1. Unfortunately, our time has come to an end as the network has decided to cancel the show.
Grateful to have spent 4 years with my amazing cast mates and I’m looking forward to seeing them all continue to do GREAT WORK!!
To our hard- working and HILARIOUS writers, crew, and producers- THANK YOU!! Couldn’t have done this without you all. .
Y’all, I’ll surely miss our CRAZY SUNDAYS together!!
And RonReaco Lee, known for his work as Reggie Vaughn, said he was sad to see the show go, but excited about what may come next.
They say all good things come to an end and today we found out that Survivor’s Remorse has come to an end. Am I sad? I am! Am I excited for what the future holds? Hell yeah! Thank you to every single one of our amazing fans! Fans that helped spread the word about our “little” show on Starz. To my amazing cast mates, our writers, producers, and crew, thank you for your hard work, love and support! Till next time… Reggie Vaughn out–
No word yet from Tichina Arnold, who played Cam’s mom, Cassie, Erica Ash, who played M-Chuck, or LeBron James.
Many on Twitter have expressed their disappointment with the show’s cancellation, as it did have a strong following. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, ratings dipped in season four. And according to Shadow and Act, they dipped to a point where RonReaco Lee told followers on social media, “We need you folks! Without your viewership, this show won’t see a season 5,” so the signs were on the wall.
But the good news is that the stars, particularly Parris and Usher, have some new projects already in the works. Expect to see Usher in The Son of Shaft with Samuel L. Jackson, and Parris in the upcoming If Beale Street Could Talk project directed by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins as well as her new recurring role on Empire.