Why Bad Robot's My Glory Was I Had Such Friends Was Scrapped At Apple TV+

Bad Robot has certainly had a run of, well, bad luck lately. The J. J. Abrams and Katie McGrath-led production label only just saw its ambitious sci-fi fantasy series "Demimonde" scrapped at HBO Max back in June 2022. This came a mere ten months after the streamer turned down Bad Robot's proposed prequel series to "The Shining," a show that has since failed to find a new home.

More recently, the company's $250 million deal with WarnerMedia has been scrutinized by the penny-pinching bosses at the newly-formed Warner Bros. Discovery, given that Bad Robot has yet to actually deliver any of the high-profile films or TV series it's started working on since the agreement was finalized in 2019. If all that wasn't enough, Apple TV+ has also elected to cancel Bad Robot's limited series "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends" after giving it a straight-to-series order in 2018.

A small screen adaptation of Amy Silverstein's written 2017 memoir of the same name (one that details her experience waiting for a life-saving heart transplant), "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends" was set to reunite Bad Robot with its "Alias" star Jennifer Garner. However, per an update from Deadline, Garner has since stepped away from the slow-moving series, citing "scheduling reasons." The show's writers' room now hopes to have multiple scripts ready in time to present to potential buyers when it hits the market in the immediate future.

What's next for Bad Robot

In spite of its decision to pass on "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends," Apple TV+ is staying in business with Bad Robot. The company is actively working with the streamer on a small screen adaptation of Scott Turow's 1987 legal thriller novel "Presumed Innocent" (a book that was previously turned into the 1990 movie of the same name starring Harrison Ford). Apple TV+ has also ordered a live-action series based on the "Speed Racer" property from Bad Robot, which appears to be rolling along as planned.

All hope is far from lost when it comes to Bad Robot's dealings with Warner Bros. Discovery, either. The company is still plugging away at a variety of DC Comics projects for HBO and HBO Max, including a live-action "Constantine" reboot series and a variety of other projects based on characters from the "Justice League Dark" comic books. Out of all the titles Bad Robot is developing for Warner Bros. Discovery, it's the DC adaptations that have the best shot at seeing the light of day under the watch of the corporation's already-notorious CEO David Zaslav.

Fans of Garner can also look forward to having her back on the small screen in "The Last Thing He Told Me," a limited series based on Laura Dave's 2021 mystery-thriller novel of the same name that Reese Witherspoon is producing for Apple TV+. That show is currently filming for an as-yet-unknown release date on the streamer.