A new animated comedy, Bad Crimes, starring The Big Bang Theory star Lauren Lapkus, has been cancelled mid-production after being dropped by Netflix.
Lapkus was set to voice one of the leading roles in the show alongside Nicole Byer. Bad Crimes, created by Full Frontal with Sarah Bee writer Nicole Silverberg, has been described as a dark comedy that follows two FBI agents as they solve crimes whilst balancing their friendship, relationships and career goals.
The animated series has been produced by Greg Daniels, co-creator of Parks and Recreation, and Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge. Netflix ordered the show’s production in January; however, it was axed for “creative reasons.” According to Variety, Bad Crimes is now being shopped around to other platforms in hopes of a backer.
Many animated shows have been cancelled this year on Netflix, from Ava DuVernay’s Wings of Fire to the preschool series Antiracist Baby. The streaming service has claimed that their cancellations have come due to creative differences, not financial issues.
Despite the cancellation of Bad Crimes, Lapkus is set to star in another show in the near future – Another Happy Day. Directed by Nora Fiffer, Lapkus will play a mother struggling to bring up her child.