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Collider Cancels ‘Star Wars’-Themed ‘Jedi Council’ and Other Original Shows as Part of Video ‘Refocus’

Friday, January 3, 2020

Entertainment news site Collider announced Thursday that as part of what it describes as a “refocusing” effort, it has canceled four of its original video programs.

On the chopping block are the shows “Movie Talk,” “Collider Live,” “Jedi Council” and “Heroes.” As of Jan. 2, production has ceased on all four shows; “We cannot begin to express the depth of our gratitude to our loyal fans and to those who worked tirelessly on these productions,” Marc Fernandez, CEO of Collider said in a statement Thursday.

Collider said in a statement announcing the move that the site “continues expanding its commitment to high-quality, scripted, unscripted, and celebrity-driven content across all media and platforms.” Collider’s video division will now “refocus” on “premium content that goes beyond film and television commentary, and “on popular series like Comic Book Shopping and The Deepfake Saga.”

Collider did not indicate if any members of its video division will be laid off. The company did say it will continue “in-depth reporting on the entertainment industry with breaking news, original features, and extensive interviews,” and “working alongside both Collider Video and Collider Games.”

The most recent episodes of “Jedi Council” were reviews of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The most recent “Movie Talk” episode was published on Jan. 1, “Heroes” last posted on New Year’s Eve.”

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