Crime drama series “City on Fire” will not be returning to Apple TV+ for a second season. “City on Fire,” based on the novel by Garth Risk Hallberg, involves how the murder of an NYU student led to the discovery of a city-wide web of secrets.
Deadline reports that Apple TV+ has elected to not order a second season of the series. It follows Apple’s recent decision to cancel the Uma Thurman thriller, “Suspicion.”
Although “City on Fire” was planned as a series, rather than a limited series, its first season did complete the story from Hallberg’s book. Any second run would have told an entirely new story.
In City on Fire, which hailed from executive producers and showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, a suburban teenager, Charlie (Wyatt Oleff), must unravel the mystery of his friend’s (Chase Sui Wonders) murder after she’s shot in Central Park on Fourth of July in 2003.
As the crime against Samantha (Wonders) is investigated, she’s revealed to be the crucial connection between a series of mysterious citywide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the strain of the many secrets they keep.
The series also starred Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, Ashley Zukerman, Xavier Clyde, Max Milner, Alexandra Doke, Omid Abtahi, Kathleen Munroe, and John Cameron Mitchell.