‘The Brothers Sun’ Canceled By Netflix After One Season

‘The Brothers Sun’ Canceled By Netflix After One Season

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix will not be proceeding with a second season of The Brothers Sunthe action comedy-drama from Glee and American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk and newcomer Byron Wu.

The news comes almost two months after the eight-episode first season of the series starring Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, Sam Song Li, Joon Lee and Highdee Kuan was released on January 4.

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The Brothers Sun launched to critical praise, with reviewers hailing Oscar winner Yeoh’s standout performance. The show spent five weeks in the Netflix Top 10 for English-language series, peaking at No. 2, but it couldn’t find a large audience. Its performance was modest by Netflix standards, with its number of weekly views staying below 7 million and slipping under 2 million for its last two weeks in the Top 10.

Described as a dark comedic drama and family soap, The Brothers Sun follows a Taipei gangster, Charles Sun (Chien), who’s settled into his life as a ruthless killer. But when his father is shot by a mysterious assassin, Charles must go to L.A. to protect his mother (Yeoh) and utterly unaware younger brother Bruce (Li).

Co-creator Falchuk served as showrunner and executive produced alongside co-creator Wu, director Kevin Tancharoen and Mikkel Bondesen.

Falchuk remains in business with Netflix through his overall deal at the streamer.