YouTube has cancelled two of its biggest original series, 'Origin' and 'Overthinking with Kat & June' but will continue to create premium content. Further announcements expected in the coming weeks.
YouTube has announced that it has cancelled two of its biggest original series, Origin and Overthinking with Kat & June. The announcement came in response to a report from Bloomberg, which said that the Google-owned company no longer planned to compete with the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, and is not accepting pitches for new expensive scripted shows.
A YouTube spokesperson denied the report, and said that while the two shows have been cancelled, the service plans continue to produce high-end dramas and comedies and added that it currently has several scripted projects in development.
It also confirmed that it plans to develop a new ad-supported model by the end of the year, with a slate of new and returning hits due to be announced in the coming weeks.