This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, City on Fire being covered here wouldn’t exist. We stand with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA.
Apple TV+ has some bad news for fans of the crime drama City on Fire. And, even though it’s not surprising news, it still hurts like hell. Ready?
Here we go!
According to Deadline, Apple TV+ has opted out of a second season of the crime drama series City on Fire. The show found itself in no man’s land after it didn’t get as much attention as other series on the streaming service. So the news isn’t all that surprising, and it comes just a month and a half after Season 1 wrapped up its eight-episode run.
Apple TV+’s City on Fire told the story of a suburban teenager, Charlie (Wyatt Oleff), who tries to unravel the mystery of the shooting of his friend Samantha (Chase Sui Wonders) in Central Park on July 4, 2003.
As the crime against Samantha (Wonders) is investigated, she is revealed to be the crucial connection between a series of mysterious city-wide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family. A city that frays under the tension of the many secrets that they keep.
However, if there’s one good thing about a cancellation, it’s that while the show planned some threads to pull on for a second season in its season finale, viewers won’t be left hanging as season 1 covered the arc in the book on which it is based. Therefore, the cancellation is a little less harsh blow.
City on Fire season 1 is available to stream on Apple TV+.