‘Primo’ Canceled at Freevee After One Season: ‘A Short but Beautiful Run’

The coming-of-age comedy “Primo” from author and journalist Shea Serrano has been canceled at Freevee after a single-season run. Serrano, who created the series and served as executive producer, shared the news on social media Tuesday, two days after the sitcom’s one-year anniversary at the Amazon AVOD streamer.

“A short but beautiful run — sadly we’re not gonna be making any more episodes of ‘Primo,'” Serrano said. “I will always be indebted to everyone who worked on the show to make it so great and I will always be thankful to everyone who watched and championed it — thank you for real — long live ‘Primo.'”

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Per an official logline: “The coming-of-age, single-camera comedy, inspired by Serrano’s life growing up in San Antonio, Texas, follows Rafa Gonzales (Ignacio Diaz-Silverio), a wide-eyed 16-year-old being raised by his clever mother, Drea (Christina Vidal), and his five overbearing uncles Rollie (Johnny Rey Diaz), Mike (Henri Esteve), Ryan (Ryan Santos), Jay (Jonathan Medina) and Mondo (Efrain Villa) as they live their lives on the south side of San Antonio.”

Variety previously reported that “Primo” was being developed in 2021 when Freevee was still named IMDB TV. When the news broke that the streamer had given the green light, Serano compared the moment to “when the Spurs won the 2014 title after having their hearts broken in the 2013 Finals.”

Additional cast members on “Primo” included Stakiah Lynn Washington, Nigel Siwabessy and Mimi Fletcher. Michael Schur, David Miner, Morgan Sackett, Peter Murrieta and Lisa Muse Bryant served as executive producers. Amazon Studios and Universal Television produced.

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