The show ‘City on Fire‘ won’t have a second season on Apple TV+ as it got canceled after its first season. The first season, which had eight episodes, premiered from May 12 to June 16, 2023, on Apple TV+. The decision not to renew it for a second season came two months later due to low scores and average audience reviews.
According to Deadline, ‘City on Fire’ was meant to continue, but it was advertised as a drama, not a limited series. The first season covered the entire book story, so viewers won’t be left hanging despite hints of a second season in the finale.
Created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, based on Garth Risk Hallberg’s novel. Produced by Apple Studios for Apple TV+. Schwartz and Savage wrote all eight episodes and were showrunners and executive producers through Fake Empire. Jesse Peretz directed four episodes and is also an executive producer. Lis Rowinski from Fake Empire was the co-executive producer.
What is the Plot of City on Fire?
In ‘City on Fire,’ an NYU student is shot in Central Park on the Fourth of July, 2003. Samantha is alone; there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her friends’ band is playing at her favorite downtown club but she leaves to meet someone, promising to return. She never does. As the crime against Samantha 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 cast of ‘City on Fire’ includes Wyatt Oleff as Charlie, Chase Sui Wonders as Samantha Yeung, Jemima Kirke as Regan Hamilton Sweeney, Nico Tortorella as William Hamilton Sweeney, Ashley Zukerman as Keith, Xavier Clyde as Mercer, Max Milner as Nicky Chaos, Alexandra Doke as Sewer Girl, Omid Abtahi as Detective Ali Parsa, Kathleen Munroe as Detective PJ McFadden, John Cameron Mitchell as Amory Gould, Michael Tow as Joe Yeung, Alexander Pineiro as Sol, Amel Khalil as Sherry Parsa, Beth Malone as Felicia Gould, and Geoff Pierson as Bill Sr.
‘City on Fire’ season 1 is now available on Apple TV+.
Will there be a Season 2 of ‘City on Fire’ on Apple TV+?
No, there won’t be a Season 2 of ‘City on Fire’ on Apple TV+. The show was canceled after its first season due to low ratings and average audience reviews.
Was ‘City on Fire’ initially planned to have more seasons?
Yes, the show was intended to continue beyond its first season, but it was promoted as a drama series rather than a limited series.
Did the first season of ‘City on Fire’ cover the entire story from the book?
Yes, despite hints of a second season in the finale, the first season covered the entire storyline from the book, so viewers won’t be left with unanswered questions.