AMC Networks Axes Demascus and Pantheon

By Jessica Lerner 

AMC continues to scrap original programming.

Comedic sci-fi series Demascus and animated sci-fi series Pantheon have been axed at AMC and AMC+, respectively.

Demascus, which has already finished production on Season 1, and Pantheon, which has already completed production on Season 2, join the growing list of programming canceled by AMC Networks despite filming having already started or completed.


Moonhaven was canceled in December 2021 despite being renewed for a second season and 61st Street and Invitation to a Bonfire were canceled just days ago.

The news comes a month after AMC Networks CEO Christina Spade exited and the company made significant cost-cutting announcements, including laying off 20% of its U.S. employees and write-downs of up to $475 million as the company restructures. These cancelations are part of the one-time tax write-downs.

Demascus was a half-hour show about the everyday existence of a Black man in modern America. It centers on Demascus, played by Okieriete Onaodowan, who employs a cutting-edge new technology to experience several versions of his own life as he embarks on a voyage of self-discovery.

Ken Liu‘s collection of short stories about Uploaded Intelligence, or human consciousness uploaded to the Cloud, served as the inspiration for Pantheon. The series centers on Maddie, a tormented youngster who gets unusual online assistance. After an experimental damaging brain scan, the stranger is immediately identified as her recently departed father David, whose mind has been uploaded to the cloud. David is the first of a brand-new class of being known, but he won’t be the last as a global plot develops that might start a brand-new world war.