EW has confirmed with a source close to the project that Amazon canceled the series after one season. The show premiered its slate of eight episodes on May 20.
Co-created by Holden Miller and Daniel C. Connolly, Night Sky followed a central couple (played by Oscar-winning stars Simmons and Spacek) as they navigated their relationship as well as strange occurrences after they discover a chamber buried in their yard that leads to a mysterious planet.
Amazon Prime J. K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek in 'Night Sky'
The Secret in Their Eyes helmer Juan José Campanella directed the pilot episode in addition to executive-producing it, with a revolving door of filmmakers — including Yelling to the Sky's Victoria Mahoney and The Kindergarten Teacher director Sara Colangelo — stepping in for subsequent episodes.
Though the overall project received light criticism for its drawn-out length, its stars' performances were universally praised.
"Spacek and Simmons are a sublime on-screen couple, with his get-off-my-lawn gruffness balancing beautifully against her determined equanimity," EW critic Kristen Baldwin wrote in her review. "There is a lifetime of history between Irene and Franklin, and the actors make sure we feel every second of it."
All episodes of Night Sky are streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.
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