Apple’s slate of possible content for Apple TV+ is getting smaller after it opted to cancel the drama series ”Bastards.” The series was set to star Richard Gere, but creative differences between Apple and the showrunners led to the cancellation.

According to Variety, showrunners Howard Gordon and Warren Leight were set to pen the script and produce the series but ran into issues with Apple. The series involved a dark turn that saw the two main characters go on a shooting spree. That idea is highly problematic in the today’s climate given the issues with gun control. It’s unclear if that was the main reason Apple nixed the series, but it came with a cost as the decision led to a ”large financial penalty to the producers.”

Källa: Apple pulls plug on drama series that was set to star Richard Gere