A second season of the popular spy drama, starring Black Lives Matter activist Shailene Woodley, was scheduled to premiere in late April, but production is now stalled.
The series, created by Black Ink Comics and co-executive produced by Michael K. Williams and Steve Aoki, will not be returning, the studio said Tuesday.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Williams said that Black Ink has not yet been contacted by the producers of the series.
He declined to elaborate further, saying the studio had not seen the show’s official script.
Black Ink released its first two season of “The Black List” in January.
The show, which is set in the fictional New York City of the future, is set to follow an undercover Black operative who infiltrates a high-tech research facility to expose the secrets of a shadowy government agency, while also battling her former boyfriend.
The first season of Black List featured a lot of action and violence, but Williams and co. have said they will focus more on the characters, and in an interview on The Nerdist podcast last month, Williams revealed that he will have more time to explore Black Lives Matters themes and characters in the second season.
“We’ve already got a bunch of characters we want to explore and we’ve got some really cool characters we really want to make into an episode, so we’re trying to get as much of that story and the world that’s going on in there as we possibly can,” he said.
Black Lives Movement activist Shaiq Okafor was cast as the first Black person to star in the series, a role that has been filled by a slew of Black actors, including Ty Burrell, the lead of NBC’s “Modern Family.”
Williams said he has been asked by several studios to recast several characters in season two.
“It’s something I’ve been asked to do, and it’s been great, and we’re doing it, but we’re just not quite there yet,” he told Nerdist.
“I can’t say anything at this point, because we’re in production, but I’ll keep you posted.”
Black Ink is a digital publishing company that has published more than 100 titles on Amazon and other platforms.