Showtime reverses season 2 renewal, cancels Kirsten Dunst’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida

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On Becoming a God in Central Florida is sleeping with the alligators.

After initially renewing the Kirsten Dunst-starring series for season 2, Showtime reversed its decision  and canceled the critically acclaimed dark comedy, EW has confirmed.

The premium subscription network changed course on the Golden Globe-nominated series — about a determined water park employee, Krystal (Dunst), who, in 1992 Orlando, climbs the ladder of a business cult’s pyramid scheme after her husband (Alexander Skarsgard) is eaten by a swamp-dwelling gator — amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which prevented Showtime from moving forward with production on a new season.

Théodore Pellerin (Genesis), Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth), Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto, and Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs) played supporting parts in the series, with the likes of Skarsgard, Julie Benz, Mary Steenburgen, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph appearing in small

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