Netflix cancels The Brothers Sun after just one season

Netflix has decided not to renew The Brothers Sun for a second season.

Season 1 of the somewhat highly anticipated action comedy-drama starring Michelle Yeoh had just debuted with eight episodes on January 4.

When the series first debuted, critics praised Oscar winner Yeoh for her standout performance. The show had even spent five weeks in the Netflix Top 10 for English-language series, reaching the No. 2 slot, but it ultimately failed to materialise a large audience.

According to Deadline, the show’s weekly views stayed below a modest 7 million and dropped to 2 million for its final two weeks in the Top 10.

The Brothers Sun is billed as a dark comedic drama and family soap, following a trained Taipei assassin named Charles Sun (Justin Chien). When Charles’ father is shot by a mysterious assailant, placing him in a coma, Charles heads to L.A. to protect his mother (Yeoh) and seemingly aloof younger brother Bruce (Sam Song Li).

The series hailed from Glee and American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk and newcomer Byron Wu. Falchuk, who also served as showrunner and executive producer on the show, remains under an overall deal with Netflix.

In addition to Yeoh, Chien, and Li, Highdee Kuan also stars in the series. Kevin Tancharoen served as director and also executive produced alongside Wu and Mikkel Bondesen.

This story originally appeared on Decider and is republished here with permission.

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