The British remake of the popular French series “Call My Agent!”, titled “Ten Percent”, has been cancelled after just one season. The comedy-drama series, which debuted on Prime Video in April, was created by John Morton, known for his work on BBC’s workplace satire “W1A”. “Ten Percent” follows the employees of a talent agency as they navigate the intertwining of their personal and professional lives. The show features real celebrities playing fictionalized versions of themselves, including Helena Bonham Carter, Phoebe Dynevor, Emma Corrin, and Dominic West.
Unfortunately, Variety reported on Thursday that “Ten Percent” will not be returning for a second season. The decision is believed to be the result of a series of behind-the-scenes changes that made it impossible to continue the show. One reason given is the departure of Amazon Studios Europe boss Georgia Brown a few months after the show’s launch. Additionally, the wave of streaming platforms cancelling renewals of shows amid the current landscape of change is thought to be a contributing factor. The collapse of Bron Studios, which co-produced “Ten Percent”, is also cited as a reason for the show’s cancellation.
In the show, Lydia Leonard, best known for her role in “Last Christmas”, played the character Alexa, based on Camille Cottin’s lead character Andréa Martel from the original French series. Despite the cancellation, “Call My Agent!” continues to receive critical acclaim, while “Ten Percent” received more mixed reviews upon its release. In a review for The Independent, critic Nick Hilton enjoyed the show but noted its lack of both riotous slapstick and biting satire. However, Hilton acknowledged that “Ten Percent” had its positives and compared it to a comforting bowl of French onion soup.
Overall, the cancellation of “Ten Percent” after just one season is disappointing news for fans of the series. Despite its mixed reviews, the show had potential to further explore the dynamic between celebrities and talent agents in a comedic and dramatic way. However, with the challenges faced behind the scenes and the changing landscape of the streaming industry, it seems that “Ten Percent” was unable to continue its run.