Netflix orders Zellweger drama, cancels Wolf talk show

Netflix has ordered a new original drama starring Renée Zellweger (pictured), while also revealing that it has cancelled Michelle Wolf’s half-hour talk show.

The Zellweger-starring What/If explores the ripple effects of acceptable people doing unacceptable things.

Each season of the drama will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material. It explores the power of a single fateful decision and how it can change the trajectory of an entire life.

The title is produced by Page Fright, Atlas Entertainment and Compari Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television.

What/If hails from Mike Kelley, who will write and showrun the title. Exec producers include Kelley, Melissa Loy (Page Fright); Alex Gartner, Charles Roven (Atlas Entertainment); Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke (Compari Entertainment).

Meanwhile, Netflix has cancelled half-hour talk shows by Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale.

The Break with Michelle Wolf was cancelled after 10-episodes, while The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale saw out 19-episodes.

Deadline reported that the titles did not receive enough viewership to warrant renewal.

Netflix has pumped out a range of talk shows this year including Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

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