Apr 24, 2018

Amazon Studios canceled a planned television series on Judy Chicago’s “Womanhouse” following a change in content strategy.

The series, developed by Jill Soloway, was supposed to focus on Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro’s 1970’s female-centered art installation Womanhouse. But Amazon passed on the show after viewing the pilot, artnet News reported. A spokesperson for Soloway, the force behind the critically acclaimed series Transparent, told artnet the Womanhouse cancellation is a result of Amazon “changing their general vision and taste for a broader audience.” The company also announced in January that it halted Soloway’s television adaptation of Chris Kraus’s novel I Love Dick after just one season. The strategy of Amazon Studios, film and television wing of the online juggernaut, has shifted since head Roy Price departed in October 2017 following sexual harassment allegations. He was replaced by Jennifer Salke, whose is reportedly searching for a broad-based audience hit and overseeing a $500 million television adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings for the online network.